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RESEARCH: The Happiness make up |The famous 50-10-40 formula

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The famous 50-10-40 formula is prominent in work done by positive psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky. 50% of happiness is determined by your genes. 10% of happiness is determined by the circumstances in which you live. 40% of happiness is determined by your actions, your attitude or optimism, and the way you handle situations.   Source: …

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VIDEO & Research: The Happy Secret to Better Work | The Happiness Advantage: Accomplishment & Gratitude

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The Happy Secret to Better Work Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not …

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VIDEO & Research: The happiest days are behind you | The past, not the future, is the source of happiness.

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According to  Jasper Bergink, the common tendency of individuals is to see happiness as something in the future. One of the main reasons why people are unhappy is that they project happiness on goals they haven’t achieved yet. And often, these goals are conflicting. As Biswas-Diener, a happiness researcher and …

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