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

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

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.

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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