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Dan Gilbert on the New Science of Happiness

As a follow-up to my series of blog spots on the new science of happiness, I reviewed an interesting playlist of TED talks on the topic. One of my favorites is this one from Dan Gilbert, Harvard psychologist and author, who asks, “Why Are We Happy?” Gilbert makes the point that we can create our […]
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Happiness at Work Leads to High Performance

From what I’ve been reading lately (The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor), our brains are literally hardwired to perform best when they’re positive. Yet how many of us hunker down with grit and determination when we’ve got important tasks to accomplish? Maybe we need to laugh and smile more. For example, doctors who are put in […]
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