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A rather large happiness thought
What would you do if you had three minutes to live? I suspect you’d fall in line with the classic joke and wouldn’t bother boiling an egg? You might go berserk and rush around screaming at the unfairness of it all, but on reflection, I hope you’d use your three minutes more wisely. The chances […]
Something even bigger than happiness
It’s a snappy line that challenges your thinking and gets a quiet nod of acknowledgement from the majority. We call it ‘destination addiction’ – the headlong rush to the end of the task/meeting/day/week – we’re so busy that we forget to enjoy the journey. We end up seeking a quick happiness fix, a short-term stop-gap […]
National Kissing Day, July 6th
As a happiness researcher, I’m well versed in the science of wellbeing, flourishing, strengths, joy and love. But the specifics of kissing are harder to come by. So while happiness has a ‘set-point’, learning has a ‘taxonomy’ and personality has a ‘type’, academics can’t even agree on what a kiss is. Is it a peck, […]