June 2008

Whenever we talk about positive interventions, we are assuming that people are malleable. William James wrote about intentional activity to change habits in ways that make life better. That's the premise of books like The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky: that research has...

WHAT makes you happy at work? Is it the money, the company, the work life balance or the perks? A British happiness survey has come up with some surprising results -- the most interesting of which is that financial rewards bear very little relationship to happiness...

Gretchen Rubin, over at the Happiness Project, frequently publishes useful lists and practical tips for happiness. Today, she's done it again...

Made miserable by too much choice Oh, The Humanities; Even as Western nations get healthier and wealthier, happiness levels are stagnating Jenny Wagler, National Post Published: Monday, June 02, 2008 When more than 9,000 academics gather this week in Vancouver for the annual Congress of the Humanities...

To take part in our own Happiness Index - go to http://www.jobx.com.au/899/31/happiness To read a story about an American version of a healthy and happiness index...

I have, increasingly in recent times, been thinking and talking about parenting and in particular, the issue of enhancing happiness in children. As a parent myself, there are few (if any) things more important than my children's happiness! At the same time, I spend much...

Money can't buy you love but it can buy happiness-as long as it's money for someone else. New research by HBS professor Michael I. Norton and colleagues Elizabeth W. Dunn and Lara B. Aknin, described in the journal Science, looks into how and why spending...

Please enjoy the following article and tips from my colleague in happiness, Lionel Ketchian...

The ways in which people pursue happiness are endless: becoming successful; acquiring possessions; developing relationships; enjoying food and drink; looking for love and sex; finding meaning and purpose; indulging in drugs, tobacco and alcohol; and seeking spiritual fulfillment. Positive psychologists have been studying people who have...