Tag Archive | happiness

The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance

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In this interesting video from TEDx we get more informations about positive psychology and the link to happiness.

In Shawn’s TEDxBloomington presentation, he says that most modern research focuses on the average, but that “if we focus on the average, we will remain merely average.” He wants to study the positive outliers, and learn how not only to bring people up to the average, but to move the entire average up.

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Can Money Buy Happiness?

In this video from AsapSCIENCE we get an answer to the question whether money can buy happiness.

We often hear it, but how true is the phrase ‘Money can’t buy happiness’? Is there a correlation between the two, and if so, what can we learn from it? It turns out, if you think money and happiness are exclusive, you simply aren’t spending it right.

The Failure Bow

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This is a video from TEDx about happiness.

Seattle improviser and auctioneer Matt Smith shows how altering our physiological response to failure can lead to transparency, availability, flexibility and even happiness.

Malcolm Gladwell: Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce

Here is a fun and interesting talk from TED.

More information about Malcolm Gladwell we find at his speaker page:

Detective of fads and emerging subcultures, chronicler of jobs-you-never-knew-existed, Malcolm Gladwell’s work is toppling the popular understanding of bias, crime, food, marketing, race, consumers and intelligence.

Malcolm Gladwell searches for the counterintuitive in what we all take to be the mundane: cookies, sneakers, pasta sauce. A New Yorker staff writer since 1996, he visits obscure laboratories and infomercial set kitchens as often as the hangouts of freelance cool-hunters — a sort of pop-R&D gumshoe — and for that has become a star lecturer and bestselling author.

Sparkling with curiosity, undaunted by difficult research (yet an eloquent, accessible writer), his work uncovers truths hidden in strange data. His always-delightful blog tackles topics from serial killers to steroids in sports, while provocative recent work in the New Yorkersheds new light on the Flynn effect — the decades-spanning rise in I.Q. scores.

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Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.

An in-depth article named Malcolm Gladwell Unmasked: A Look Into the Life & Work of America’s Most Successful Propagandist about the speaker of this talk is found here.

Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything or key to happiness

Another video from TED which talks about perspective and the key to happiness.

 

The circumstances of our lives may matter less than how we see them, says Rory Sutherland. At TEDxAthens, he makes a compelling case for how reframing is the key to happiness.