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Science Shows What You Think Will Make You Happy Probably Won’t

Written by on November 30, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Science Shows What You Think Will Make You Happy Probably Won’t

Science says there’s a good chance you don’t know what really makes you happy. When estimating our happiness, we humans tend to engage in something called “impact bias” where we overestimate the actual effect that different outcomes will have on our lives.

When if they think they’d be happier winning the lottery or becoming paraplegic, most people quite understandably respond that they’d be happier with all that money and no handicap.

Still, real life statistics show that one year after winning the lottery or losing the use of their lower body, people in both these groups are equally happy. Yes, really, EQUALLY.

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How the “Science of Happiness” (Free Online Course) Can Help You Connect with Others

Posted by on September 1, 2017 in Conscious Living, Happiness & Humor with 0 Comments
How the “Science of Happiness” (Free Online Course) Can Help You Connect with Others

Do you want to deepen your social connections and explore the roots of your own happiness? If so, enroll in the “Science of Happiness” – a free online course by U.C. Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center

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Does Happiness Really Help You Live Longer?

Posted by on December 29, 2015 in Conscious Living, Happiness & Humor with 6 Comments
Does Happiness Really Help You Live Longer?

Decades of studies have suggested that happy people live longer, which makes the cultivation of subjective well-being seem like a matter of life and death. But a new analysis of data from the UK Million Women Study concludes that happiness has no bearing on mortality.

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The Beauty-Happiness Connection

The Beauty-Happiness Connection

Moments where people recorded the highest levels of happiness were all related to beauty: when at the theater, ballet, or a concert; at a museum or an art exhibit; and while doing an artistic activity (e.g. painting, fiction writing, sewing).

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Enlightening Documentary Film ‘Happy’ Explores the Meaning and Causes of Happiness in the Most Entertaining Possible Way — Watch it Online for FREE

Posted by on November 29, 2012 in Happiness & Humor with 2 Comments
Enlightening Documentary Film ‘Happy’ Explores the Meaning and Causes of Happiness in the Most Entertaining Possible Way — Watch it Online for FREE

Combining interviews with some of the world’s leading researchers on the science of happiness with stories of real people from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata, Happy takes viewers on a journey around the globe to explore this most important but often overlooked of subjects.

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