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People looking for jobs that bring satisfaction and happiness should concentrate on professions that focus primarily on serving other people, according to a new report from the University of Chicago. "The most satisfying jobs are mostly professions, especially those involving caring for, teaching, and protecting...

Following on from my previous posting I discovered also this interesting quote: The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology. - Red Auerbach, 1917-2006, Hall of Fame American Basketball Coach This would seem to be entirely consistent with our approach at...

This morning I discovered the following quote: Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either. - Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-born American Physicist On reflection I created the following happiness version: Anyone who doesn't take happiness seriously in small...

Social scientists have studied negative emotions-anger, depression, low self-esteem, suicidal tendencies and their ilk-for years. By contrast, happiness is a fairly new area of research, as a recent wave of books shows. The following link will take to you to a review of three recent happiness...

I recently read an interesting article (summarised from the Harvard Business Review) in which the authors suggested we may well expect too much from our business leaders. In short, they claimed that the "myth of the complete leader" encourages us to expect our managers and...

St. John's News Professor Daniel Gilbert Explains Mistakes in Predicting Happiness to St. John's University Alumni Dr. Gilbert is the author of the New York Times bestseller 'stumbling on Happiness." The book, which is not designed as a self-help manual, explores what doctors and scientists have discovered...

Best-selling author and former NBC News correspondent Betty Rollin wrote about her breast cancer and mastectomy in, "First You Cry," followed by "Last Wish," which dealt with the suicide of her terminally ill mother. So it may surprise you to learn that her new book...

Here's today's cultural quiz: The more money you get, the happier you will be. True of false? If you said false, you are in sync not only with most of the world's great spiritual leaders, but also much recent sociological and psychological research into the wellsprings...

My father recently sent me the following happiness qoute: "OF ALL THE THINGS THAT WISDOM PROVIDES TO HELP ONE LIVE ONE'S LIFE IN HAPPINESS, THE GREATEST BY FAR IS FRIENDSHIP" Greek philospher Epicurus ( 341-270 BC ) Some wise words indeed!...

As important as it is to practise happiness habits and to be disiplined with your happiness behaviours, it's also important to note that each and every action occurs within a certain context. And the context of happiness is also vitally important! I recently read an...