Stumbling on Happiness

Stumbling on Happiness
Author: Daniel Gilbert
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-02-24
ISBN 10: 0307371360
ISBN 13: 9780307371362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stumbling on Happiness Book Review:

A smart and funny book by a prominent Harvard psychologist, which uses groundbreaking research and (often hilarious) anecdotes to show us why we’re so lousy at predicting what will make us happy – and what we can do about it. Most of us spend our lives steering ourselves toward the best of all possible futures, only to find that tomorrow rarely turns out as we had expected. Why? As Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert explains, when people try to imagine what the future will hold, they make some basic and consistent mistakes. Just as memory plays tricks on us when we try to look backward in time, so does imagination play tricks when we try to look forward. Using cutting-edge research, much of it original, Gilbert shakes, cajoles, persuades, tricks and jokes us into accepting the fact that happiness is not really what or where we thought it was. Among the unexpected questions he poses: Why are conjoined twins no less happy than the general population? When you go out to eat, is it better to order your favourite dish every time, or to try something new? If Ingrid Bergman hadn’t gotten on the plane at the end of Casablanca, would she and Bogey have been better off? Smart, witty, accessible and laugh-out-loud funny, Stumbling on Happiness brilliantly describes all that science has to tell us about the uniquely human ability to envision the future, and how likely we are to enjoy it when we get there.

Stumbling on Happiness

Stumbling on Happiness
Author: Daniel Gilbert
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-06-01
ISBN 10: 0007330685
ISBN 13: 9780007330683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stumbling on Happiness Book Review:

In this fascinating and often hilarious work – winner of the Royal Society of Science Prize 2007 – pre-eminent psychologist Daniel Gilbert shows how – and why – the majority of us have no idea how to make ourselves happy.

Stumbling on Happiness

Stumbling on Happiness
Author: Daniel Gilbert,Daniel Todd Gilbert
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0007183135
ISBN 13: 9780007183135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stumbling on Happiness Book Review:

In this fascinating and often hilarious work - winner of the Royal Society of Science Prize 2007 - pre-eminent psychologist Daniel Gilbert shows how - and why - the majority of us have no idea how to make ourselves happy.

Happy Money

Happy Money
Author: Elizabeth Dunn,Michael Norton
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-05-14
ISBN 10: 1476740704
ISBN 13: 9781476740706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Happy Money Book Review:

If you think money can’t buy happiness, you’re not spending it right. Two rising stars in behavioral science explain how money can buy happiness—if you follow five core principles of smarter spending. If you think money can’t buy happiness, you’re not spending it right. Two rising stars in behavioral science explain how money can buy happiness—if you follow five core principles of smarter spending. Happy Money offers a tour of new research on the science of spending. Most people recognize that they need professional advice on how to earn, save, and invest their money. When it comes to spending that money, most people just follow their intuitions. But scientific research shows that those intuitions are often wrong. Happy Money explains why you can get more happiness for your money by following five principles, from choosing experiences over stuff to spending money on others. And the five principles can be used not only by individuals but by companies seeking to create happier employees and provide “happier products” to their customers. Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton show how companies from Google to Pepsi to Crate & Barrel have put these ideas into action. Along the way, the authors describe new research that reveals that luxury cars often provide no more pleasure than economy models, that commercials can actually enhance the enjoyment of watching television, and that residents of many cities frequently miss out on inexpensive pleasures in their hometowns. By the end of this book, readers will ask themselves one simple question whenever they reach for their wallets: Am I getting the biggest happiness bang for my buck?

Untitled

Untitled
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 0307591557
ISBN 13: 9780307591555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Happiness

Happiness
Author: Daniel Nettle
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2005-05-12
ISBN 10: 0191604747
ISBN 13: 9780191604744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Happiness Book Review:

What exactly is happiness? Can we measure it? Why are some people happy and others not? And is there a drug that could eliminate all unhappiness? People all over the world, and throughout the ages, have thought about happiness, argued about its nature, and, most of all, desired it. But why do we have such a strong instinct to pursue happiness? And if happiness is good in itself, why haven't we simply evolved to be happier? Daniel Nettle uses the results of the latest psychological studies to ask what makes people happy and unhappy, what happiness really is, and to examine our urge to achieve it. Along the way we look at brain systems, at mind-altering drugs, and how happiness is now marketed to us as a commodity. Nettle concludes that while it may be unrealistic to expect lasting happiness, our evolved tendency to seek happiness drives us to achieve much that is worthwhile in itself. What is more, it seems to be not your particular circumstances that define whether you are happy so much as your attitude towards life. Happiness gives us the latest scientific insights into the nature of our feelings of well-being, and what these imply for how we might live our lives.

Against Happiness

Against Happiness
Author: Eric G. Wilson
Publsiher: Sarah Crichton Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2008-01-22
ISBN 10: 1429944218
ISBN 13: 9781429944212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Against Happiness Book Review:

Americans are addicted to happiness. When we're not popping pills, we leaf through scientific studies that take for granted our quest for happiness, or read self-help books by everyone from armchair philosophers and clinical psychologists to the Dalai Lama on how to achieve a trouble-free life: Stumbling on Happiness; Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment; The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living. The titles themselves draw a stark portrait of the war on melancholy. More than any other generation, Americans of today believe in the transformative power of positive thinking. But who says we're supposed to be happy? Where does it say that in the Bible, or in the Constitution? In Against Happiness, the scholar Eric G. Wilson argues that melancholia is necessary to any thriving culture, that it is the muse of great literature, painting, music, and innovation—and that it is the force underlying original insights. Francisco Goya, Emily Dickinson, Marcel Proust, and Abraham Lincoln were all confirmed melancholics. So enough Prozac-ing of our brains. Let's embrace our depressive sides as the wellspring of creativity. What most people take for contentment, Wilson argues, is living death, and what the majority takes for depression is a vital force. In Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy, Wilson suggests it would be better to relish the blues that make humans people.

The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is

The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is
Author: Jon Bernie
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-05-01
ISBN 10: 1626258732
ISBN 13: 9781626258730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is Book Review:

What do you really want—isn’t it happiness? And what keeps you from being happy? Could it be that your need to cling so tightly to what you believe—about yourself and life, about how things should be—is what’s holding you back? In The Unbelievable Happiness of What Is, a contemporary spiritual teacher in the non-duality tradition reveals how confronting and letting go of our negative beliefs about ourselves and the world ultimately sets us on the path toward an awakened life of profound joy, meaning, and purpose. We all want peace and freedom and love and happiness, we all want to be fulfilled, but so many of us fail to reach the level of contentment we’ve built up in our minds, often believing there’s something wrong with us and blaming ourselves, others, or circumstances for our perceived lack of accomplishment or satisfaction. But the truth is, happiness is not something you have to get or achieve, because it’s something you already have—in fact, it’s what you already are. With this book, author Jon Bernie—counselor, healer, and teacher in the lineage of Adyashanti—sheds light on the struggle to find happiness, showing how our unexamined beliefs distort our identities and make us suffer by creating unconscious tension in our bodies and minds. You’ll learn how to bring awareness to these patterns and begin to unravel the tightly held, negative beliefs that have overshadowed your existence, finally moving through them and into a brightening of experience and the realization of true happiness, liberation, peace, and fulfillment. Using this compassionate, heart-centered approach, you’ll work with your feelings rather than resist them, and find guidance and support in surrendering to the relief of not knowing. You’ll also learn to relax into and live as awareness in your day-to-day life. Most importantly, you’ll discover that which you’ve been seeking but has never really been out of reach—something that is, indeed, beyond belief: the unbelievable happiness of accepting what is.

Goodbye Things The New Japanese Minimalism

Goodbye  Things  The New Japanese Minimalism
Author: Fumio Sasaki
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 0393609049
ISBN 13: 9780393609042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goodbye Things The New Japanese Minimalism Book Review:

The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life. Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In Goodbye, Things Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.

The Happiness Equation

The Happiness Equation
Author: Nick Powdthavee
Publsiher: Icon Books Ltd
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-08-05
ISBN 10: 1848312245
ISBN 13: 9781848312241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Equation Book Review:

Why is marriage worth £200,000 a year? Why will having children make you unhappy? Why does happiness from winning the lottery take two years to arrive? Why does time heal the pain of divorce or the death of a loved one – but not unemployment? Everybody wants to be happy. But how much happiness – precisely – will each life choice bring? Should I get married? Am I really going to feel happy about the career that I picked? How can we decide not only which choice is better for us, but how much it’s better for us? The result of new, unique research, The Happiness Equation brings to a general readership for the first time the new science of happiness economics. It describes how we can measure emotional reactions to different life experiences and present them in ways we can relate to. How, for instance, monetary values can be put on things that can’t be bought or sold in the market – such as marriage, friendship, even death – so that we can objectively rank them in order of preference. It also explains why some things matter more to our happiness than others (like why seeing friends is worth more than a Ferrari) while others are worth almost nothing (like sunny weather). Nick Powdthavee – whose work on happiness has been discussed on both the Undercover Economist and Freakanomics blogs – brings cutting-edge research on how we value our happiness to a general audience, with a style that wears its learning lightly and is a joy to read.

Happiness

Happiness
Author: Ed Diener,Robert Biswas-Diener
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-09-07
ISBN 10: 1444356550
ISBN 13: 9781444356557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Happiness Book Review:

Utilizing sophisticated methodology and three decades of research by the world's leading expert on happiness, Happiness challenges the present thinking of the causes and consequences of happiness and redefines our modern notions of happiness. shares the results of three decades of research on our notions of happiness covers the most important advances in our understanding of happiness offers readers unparalleled access to the world's leading experts on happiness provides "real world" examples that will resonate with general readers as well as scholars Winner of the 2008 PSP Prose Award for Excellence in Psychology, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers

Thanks

Thanks
Author: Robert A. Emmons
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780618620197
ISBN 13: 0618620192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thanks Book Review:

A proponent of the field of positive psychology offers a close-up study of the positive influence on people's lives of the systematic cultivation of gratitude, explaining how the practice of grateful thinking can increase one's chances for happiness and help one cope more effectively with stress, recover more quickly from illness, enjoy better physical health, improve relationships, and other benefits.

Recipe for Happiness

Recipe for Happiness
Author: Frederika Roberts
Publsiher: Frederika Roberts
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN 10: 0957438370
ISBN 13: 9780957438378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recipe for Happiness Book Review:

In ‘Recipe for Happiness’, Frederika outlines her nine essential ingredients for a happy life. She cites the stories and views on happiness that people have shared with her during the writing of this book, as well as referencing some academic research on the subject of happiness. Along the way, Frederika takes the reader on a journey through some of her own life experiences, from overcoming the traumatic ordeals her family has gone through to the challenges she has surmounted while setting up, growing, shrinking and closing businesses.

Happiness at Work

Happiness at Work
Author: Jessica Pryce-Jones
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 1119965748
ISBN 13: 9781119965749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Happiness at Work Book Review:

Sharing the results of her four-year research journey in simple, jargon-free language, Pryce-Jones exposes the secrets of being happy at work. Focuses on what happiness really means in a work context and why it matters to individuals and organisations in both human and financial terms Equips readers with the information, knowledge and skills to make the most of the nearly 100,000 hours that they'll spend at work over a lifetime Demystifies psychological research through a fascinating array of anecdotes, case studies, and interviews from people in the trenches of the working world, including business world-leaders, politicians, particle physicists, and philosophers, sheep farmers, waitresses, journalists, teachers, and lawyers, to name just a few

The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-06-26
ISBN 10: 1443418196
ISBN 13: 9781443418195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Project Book Review:

What if you could change your life--without changing your life? Gretchen had a good marriage, two healthy daughters, and work she loved--but one day, stuck on a city bus, she realized that time was flashing by, and she wasn’t thinking enough about the things that really mattered. “I should have a happiness project,” she decided. She spent the next year test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific studies, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Each month, she pursued a different set of resolutions: go to sleep earlier, quit nagging, forget about results, or take time to be silly. Bit by bit, she began to appreciate and amplify the happiness that already existed in her life. Written with humour and insight, Gretchen’s story will inspire you to start your own happiness project. Now in a beautiful, expanded edition, Gretchen offers a wealth of new material including happiness paradoxes and practical tips on many daily matters: being a more light-hearted parent, sticking to a fitness routine, getting your sweetheart to do chores without nagging, coping when you forget someone’s name and more.

Happiness by Design

Happiness by Design
Author: Paul Dolan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN 10: 0698156927
ISBN 13: 9780698156920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Happiness by Design Book Review:

This is not just another happiness book. In Happiness by Design, happiness and behavior expert Paul Dolan combines the latest insights from economics and psychology to illustrate that in order to be happy we must behave happy Our happiness is experiences of both pleasure and purpose over time and it depends on what we actually pay attention to. Using what Dolan calls deciding, designing, and doing, we can overcome the biases that make us miserable and redesign our environments to make it easier to experience happiness, fulfilment, and even health. With uncanny wit and keen perception, Dolan reveals what we can do to find our unique optimal balance of pleasure and purpose, offering practical advice on how to organize our lives in happiness-promoting ways and fresh insights into how we feel, including why: • Having kids reduces pleasure but gives us a massive dose of purpose • Gaining weight won’t necessarily make us unhappier, but being too ambitious might • A quiet neighborhood is more important than a big house Vividly rendering intriguing research and lively anecdotal evidence, Happiness by Design offers an absorbing, thought-provoking, new paradigm for readers of Stumbling on Happiness and The How of Happiness.

Authentic Happiness

Authentic Happiness
Author: Martin E. P. Seligman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2002-08-27
ISBN 10: 0743222970
ISBN 13: 9780743222976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Authentic Happiness Book Review:

Argues that happiness can be a learned and cultivated behavior, explaining how every person possesses at least five of twenty-four profiled strengths that can be built on in order to improve life.

Effortless Meditation

Effortless Meditation
Author: Madhurananda
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2006-05-01
ISBN 10: 9788188479597
ISBN 13: 8188479594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effortless Meditation Book Review:

Effortless Meditation is a state of inner rest and calm, where the mind is not deliberately directed at any specific object - internal or external. It is a state of pure, spontaneous awareness - a state of 'being'. You don't have to be spiritually inclined, or be from any particular walk of life, to experiment with Effortless Meditation. It is enough that you are willing to give it a try. Once you "stumble" upon it, you will realise that to be happy you don't need the support of any faith or belief - including the cherished one of enlightenment. By stumbling upon Effortless Meditation, you will have arrived at the heart of all efforts in your search for Peace and Happiness. You will soon realise that effortlessness itself is Peace, and whatever you are aware of naturally and spontaneously is also Peace. From then on, life itself becomes living in meditation. The author's search for happiness within changed the course of his life. It took him to the monastery where he led a meditative life for eleven years. His quest for happiness turned into a fascinating journey that culminated in his discovering Peace and the dynamic, effortless, meditative state. Once a monk, who has now given up his robes, his discoveries form and illuminate the essence of this inspiring book. By being open to Effortless Meditation, you may just stumble upon the most important and meaningful discovery of your life.

Acting with Power

Acting with Power
Author: Deborah Gruenfeld
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN 10: 110190397X
ISBN 13: 9781101903971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acting with Power Book Review:

"A refreshing and enlightening new perspective on what it means to be powerful."--Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet We all know what it looks like to use power badly. But how much do we really know about how to use power well? There is so much we get wrong about power: who has it, what it looks like, and the role it plays in our lives. Grounded in over two decades' worth of scientific research and inspired by the popular class of the same name at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, Acting with Power offers a new and eye-opening paradigm that overturns everything we thought we knew about the nature of power. Although we all feel powerless sometimes, we have more power than we tend to believe. Power exists in every relationship, not just at the top of big institutions. It isn't merely a function of status or hierarchy, either. It's about how much we are needed and how well we take care of other people. We often assume that power flows to those with the loudest voice or the most commanding presence. But, in fact, true power is often much quieter and more deferential than we realize. Moreover, it's not just how much power we have but how we use it that determines how powerful we actually are. Actors aren't the only ones who play roles for a living. We all make choices about how to use the power that comes with our given circumstances. We aren't always cast in the roles we desire--or the ones we feel prepared to play. Some of us struggle to step up and be taken more seriously, while others have trouble standing back and ceding the spotlight. In Acting with Power, Deborah Gruenfeld shows how we can get more comfortable with power by adopting an actor's mindset. Because power isn't a personal attribute. It's a part we play in someone else's story.

The Hidden Brain

The Hidden Brain
Author: Shankar Vedantam
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-01-19
ISBN 10: 1588369390
ISBN 13: 9781588369390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Brain Book Review:

The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.