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Research & Real-Life Social Experiment | What is the optimal income for happiness?

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According to  Jasper Bergink, money seems to be the central topic for happiness researchers worldwide. Only last week I wondered how money affects me. This week, coverage from various international newspapers on a great new real-life experiment left me no choice but to discuss it again. New York Times reported that …

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The World Happiness Report: How Happy are we?

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The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness. The first report was published in 2012, the second in 2013, and the third in 2015. The World Happiness Report 2016 Update, which ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, was released and leading experts across fields – economics, psychology, survey analysis, …

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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: How will you buy your happiness? | If you think that money can’t buy happiness, you’re just not spending it right

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TEDx speaker Michael Norton offers his advice on buying your happiness. Spend money on experiences: According to Jasper Bergink, commenting on the five principles on happy money, it’s not material goods, but rather, the special moments in our lives that we cherish. No matter what we buy, we adapt to material …

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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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