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Tag Archive for ‘happiness’
A new project has just been launched which aims at quantifiying and comparing the happiness of different areas of London. The Happy Forecast purports to offer an answer to the question “Which areas of London are best for social wellbeing?”… Read More ›
An interview with Will Davies about his new book The Happiness Industry and the many issues addressed within it:
BSA Regional Postgraduate Symposium, Leicester 4th June 2015 [https://email.le.ac.uk/owa/attachment.ashx?id=RgAAAABQ4AuSVdL5Qp%2fgoGWcz7rWBwCIa9q2t0OUQbvj21KIs5GAAQ9YTEAyAADapJ1vhKtvTqNXaCDm8cMdAAAri%2b%2bUAAAJ&attcnt=1&attid0=EACiLBx%2fL1tXSb%2fpq1rZ6yLA&attcid0=1bb6e78f-6162-41d1-838c-0462f6a523c8] Society and Crisis: Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluations of Societal Well-Being Thursday 4th of June 2015 College Court University of Leicester Programme: 9:30 – 10:00 Registration and coffee 10:00 – 10:15 Welcome… Read More ›
This talk by Daniel Gilbert is excellent. He argues that human beings exhibit a pervasive tendency to see their present selves as the culmination of a process of becoming who they are. In doing so they tend to vastly underestimate the amount of change they… Read More ›
A recent report unearthed an empirical link between happiness and …trees. I wonder if Christmas trees could also help us be happy? Read the article in the Guardian here.
Yet another take on the happiness/misery debate. Are weather and housing prices the most important reasons to be happy? Really? Still, this account of the allegedly decreasing happiness of California residents is rather amusing to read.