Happiness, Right Before Your Eyes (Review of The Happy Show)

Kategori: humør

Within the first five minutes of walking into graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister’s “The Happy Show” at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, I found myself being instructed to drop a quarter into a machine whose destination seemed to be smack in the middle of the sidewalk outside (and conferred no immediate gratification to do so: no gumball, no decoder ring, no stuffed toy to reward the action). On blind faith and curiosity, I did so. I then found myself reading the inner thoughts of the random permanent fixtures on the wall, black marker scribbles wrapped in bubble cartoons. The thermostat by the Exit door said “Hello. Somebody there? … Anybody??” The phone jack near the floor said “I LAY DOWN AND DIED TWO years ago … PLAYING FUNERAL.” I’m still scratching my head over that one.  

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Passion and Flow

Kategori: lidenskap
As I dive deeper into passion, I’m frequently asked: “isn’t this just another term for Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi’s concept of “flow?” Indulge me with a brief detour before I answer this question more directly. Read more ....

A Primer for Pessimists

Kategori: humør

skyObesity and smoking may be the most conspicuous causes of illness in this country, but physical factors don't account for everything. Your psychology — namely, your personality and outlook on life — can be just as important to your well-being as exercising and eating right. And especially these days, with the world's economy tumbling toward a depression, it's a good time to prevent yourself from slipping into one too.


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The New Science of Happiness

Edward Diener Happiness is his family business. The University of Illinois professor has been sizing up life satisfaction for 25 years. His wife and a son, both psychologists, are occasional collaborators

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Eight Steps Toward a More Satisfying Life

Eight Steps Toward a More Satisfying Life (this article was copied from here)

From research by University of California psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky. Most of these may seem obvious, but you might feel better knowing they are "scientifically proven".

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