October 2008

An evolving approach to the science of happiness suggests that each of us contains multiple selves-all with different desires, and all fighting for control. If this is right, the pursuit of happiness becomes even trickier. Can one self bind" another self if the two want...

Peers drive happiness Adele Horin October 21, 2008 THE super salaries of the greediest bosses are making the rest of us feel glum. "There are a lot of Australians aged 45 to 60 looking at what the top earners are getting and feeling deprived," said Satya Paul,...

Picking up behavior tips at Sea World Animal trainers show power of the positive By MARK CIOCCA For the Monitor -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- October 19, 2008 - 7:38 am While attending a professional conference in Orlando, I had the opportunity to visit Sea World...

Sonja Lyubomirsky is one the most respected academics in the exciting new field of positive psychology and the study of happiness. Check out her talk on "Human Flourishing/Eudaimonics" October 4, 2008 Click here to watch the interview Sonja Lyubomirsky is Professor of Psychology at the University...

Written by Lois Alcosser Thursday, October 16, 2008 It's not every day that you can meet the person who teaches the most popular course at Harvard. It happened Tuesday evening, when more than a hundred people filled the auditorium of...

We are experiencing disheartening times with our economy in crisis. We are seeing bailouts; jobs lost, stock market plunging, houses losing their values and a recession. As a nation, we are facing more debt and in all likelihood, more government. During these times of uncertainty,...

What would it mean for your business if you could improve productivity by 30%? Would it impact your speed to market? Would it reduce your costs? Would it increase your sales? Would it improve your ability to serve customers? You decide. Now imagine you could...

We've all heard that happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have. Easier said than done, right? Texas Tech University psychologist Jeff Larsen and Amie McKibban of Wichita State University put it to the test. Simply having a bunch of things is...