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National Happiness Report Card

The national nonprofit Happiness Initiative just released a copy of the national happiness report card. Here’s the summary: These are just the basic data. They’re still working on the analysis. Nevertheless, time balance and government look worrisome. Tell us how … Continue reading

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On Happiness

Watching TED talks on happiness might be my favorite hobby of all time. My favorite one’s by Shawn Achor titled: The happy secret to better work. It’s really funny and relaxing to watch, so it’s well worth watching.   I … Continue reading

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To find happiness, forget about passion?

The Harvard Business Review posted this article last Friday. It calls for us to focus on big problems, and forget passion. While I don’t agree with all of the points she made, it’s a thought-provoking article about how the society … Continue reading

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A course on finding happiness?

Check out this article about a really cool class on finding happiness at Salem State University:¬†http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2011/12/01/salem-state-course-focuses-finding-happiness/WAIXR5FN6tilCbbIoh8LWN/story.html. The special thing about this course is that it seems like it’s talking about happiness in a serious sense, relating to Aristotle’s question of … Continue reading

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Why GDP is Like GPA

Sometimes we will repost articles from other websites because they’re just too good! Here’s one from NPR. We’d love to hear your thoughts. Why GDP is Like GPA by ROBERT SMITH Listen to the Story All Things Considered [4 min … Continue reading

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Happiness. It’s serious.

So we established that we’re going to start a happiness revolution. What in the world is happiness, anyway? Happiness has often been ridiculed and dismissed as naivety: “Don’t worry. Be happy. Life will be all right.” Ugh. Whatever man. That’s … Continue reading

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And The Revolution Begins!

As I scurry through my brain trying to find the aptest way to launch the Happiness Initiative at our beloved University of Michigan, the mysterious forces of the universe conspired to present me with this: “At present we are stealing … Continue reading

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