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For decades, a widely accepted view has been that people are stuck with a basic setting on their happiness thermostat. It says the effects of good or bad life events like marriage, a raise, divorce, or disability will simply fade with time. But recent long-term...

There's been a lot of talk and media coverage in recent weeks surrounding Ian Thorpe's decision to retire from swimming. I don't like to think that he's "quit" swimming because someone who's achieved as much as he's achieved (multiple world records, Olympic Gold Medals etc)...

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." - Abraham Lincoln This great quote summarises so succinctly and effectively the extent to which our happiness is up to us. So decide how happy you want to be, work out...

I'm really excited! I've just agreed to write another book, along the same lines as "The Happiness Handbook" but more specifically focused on happiness at work. Now most of the book will address organisational applications of the core principles outlined in The Happiness Handbook, along...

I consider myself incredibly lucky that I get to meet so many amazing and happy people. And when I see happiness and success you probably won't be surprised to hear that I often ask myself, "What's the source of this happiness?" Now I'm not suggesting...

I read something today that reminded me of a statistic I've heard many times but often forget - there are 86,400 seconds every day. Even if you allow 8 hours for sleeping that's still more than 57,000 moments each and every day. - more...

I've just returned from an enjoyable afternoon during which I took my team to lunch and as part of which we watched the Melbourne Cup. For those of you who don't live in Australia, the Melbourne Cup is our premier horse racing event and...

Keeping up to date with the latest happiness research is part of what I do on a regular basis - it is, essentially, my job which is great because I love to read, I love to learn and I love to share these lessons with...