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INTERACTIVE MAP: Money makes the world go round, but a perfect measurement of Wellbeing does not exist | Create your Better Life Index with Social Progress Imperative

Jasper Bergink puts into perspective  the  European Commission expert conference on ‘beyond GDP’ that ties up with his article in Next Generation for Europe magazine NGE Magazine 1. In the conference, Enrico Giovannini, a former Italian Minister and OECD Chief Statistician, contested that the ‘battle of measurement’ has been won. In comparison to …

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

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: 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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