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The hidden power of smiling

The hidden power of smiling | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live -- and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this evolutionarily contagious behavior.
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Ron Gutman tells you why it's healthy to smile!

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If you just smile . . .

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The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance

Shawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology...

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A 75-Year Harvard Study Finds What It Takes To Live A Happy Life

A 75-Year Harvard Study Finds What It Takes To Live A Happy Life | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Insights from the landmark Grant Study.
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What does it take to live a #happy life? A group was followed for 75 years, the results can be found here.

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Martin Seligman: The new era of positive psychology

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Positive psychology co-fouder @MartinSeligman studied hunderds of people and presents his fascinating findings. | http://sco.lt/...

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How lucky are you?

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Prof. @RichardWiseman investigates #lucky people. What is luck and can you #influence luck with your #thoughts?

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Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness

Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned.

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Big Think Interview with Tal Ben-Shahar

A conversation with the Tal Ben-Shahar author of "The Pursuit of Perfect" and "Happier."...

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Ask a UT psychologist (emotional well-being) -- James Pennebaker

James Pennebaker gives insight in the effects of writing on the emotional well-being of people. Find out what your words say about you!

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There's More To Creativity Than Just Focus

There's More To Creativity Than Just Focus | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it

"It is my belief, you see, that thinking is a double phenomenon like breathing." — Isaac Asimov

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There's more to creativity than just focus. In this tersely written essay, dr. Marla Gottschalk argues that the brain shouldn't be pushed into effectiveness too much. Quite the contrary, it must be respected and nurtured, as it is trying to weave ideas together, even when you don't think you are thinking of anything.

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The 4 hamburgers theory

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Tal Ben-Shahar uses a hamburger metaphor to explain his method to achieve happiness.

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7 fixed mindset mistakes that prevent your happiness and growth

7 fixed mindset mistakes that prevent your happiness and growth | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Are you afraid of challenges? Do you think your intelligence is fixed? You might suffer from a fixed mindset. Here are 7 ways to overcome it to be happier!
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A nice visual from the mindset study of #CarolDweck. See the difference between the fixed and the growth mind-set!

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The Power of Belief - Mindset and Success: Eduardo Briceno at TEDxManhattanBeach

The way we understand our intelligence and abilities deeply impacts our success. Based on social science research and real life examples, Eduardo Briceño art...
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@EduardoBriceno explains how your #mindset and #success are related. What is your mindset? Check it out! |  http://sco.lt/...

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The High Price of Materialism

Kasser and Ryan studied people with a materialistic #worldview. They found out that these people are unhappier and that anxiety, depression and substance abuse is related to the #materialistic view. Watch the animation and find out which outlook really makes us #happy.

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What makes us happy?

Time magazine made an item on the new science of happiness in 2005. Some revealing facts on what really makes us happy and how we can get happier. For the full article see: http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/images/TimeMagazine/Time-Happiness.pdf

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Being Abraham Maslow

One of the grandfathers of positive psychology Abraham Maslow shares his vision.

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