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Links tagged with “happiness”

  1. “I’ve never had a goal”

    On the benefit of not setting yourself goals.

  2. Turning your anxiety into excitement

    I’ve only tried this with not-too-bad, low-stakes anxiety/nervousness but it seems promising so far.

  3. The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis - The Atlantic

    Yes, yes, that’s all very interesting BUT WHAT DO I DO ABOUT IT? (via Monevator)

  4. Who Is Happy and When? by Thomas Nagel | The New York Review of Books

    Subjective vs objective happiness; day-to-day happiness vs life evaluation; happiness as a measure vs GDP; how inequality affects happiness and, therefore, which aspects of inequality it is right for government to try to change. (Subscribers only)

  5. Maybe Money Does Buy Happiness After All - New York Times

    A paper rebuts the Easterlin paradox (that above a certain level money doesn’t make one happier). (via Kevin Kelly)

  6. Death and Underachievement: A Guide to Happiness in Work | 43 Folders

    Maybe my resolution should be “just be content”. But then I’d try too hard to achieve it.

  7. One Person/Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success: Books: Marci Alboher

    Also sounds cringeworthy (like most self-help books) but possibly ideal. (via Oliver Burkeman in the Guardian)

  8. What Do I Do When I Want to Do Everything?: A Revolutionary Programme for Doing Everything That You Love: Books: Barbara Sher

    The idea of self-help books makes me cringe, but this does sound intriguing… (via Oliver Burkeman in the Guardian)

  9. PsyBlog: Why Career Planning Is Time Wasted

    The group who chose their sandwiches for the week in advance “are significantly less happy with their choices than the group who chose their sandwiches on the day.” (via Haddock)

  10. ScienceDirect - Journal of Vocational Behavior : The role of chance events in career decision making

    “Chance events were reported as influencing the career decisions of 69.1% of the sample.” (via Haddock)

  11. Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert | Excerpt

    “Most of us spend our lives steering ourselves toward the best of all possible futures, only to find that tomorrow rarely turns out as we had presumed.” “Happiness is not really what or where we thought it was.” (via Haddock)

  12. LRB | Barry Schwartz : Stop the treadmill!

    Interesting review of what sounds like a fascinating book: ‘The Challenge of Affluence: Self-Control and Well-Being in the United States and Britain since 1950’ by Avner Offer. (Subscribers only unfortunately.)

  13. Research | Within Families - The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness

    How to ensure your child has a happier life, but interesting and valuable for adults too. A shame the references are linked to online resources. (via Blackbeltjones)

  14. Early Retirement

    By Philip Greenspun. One can dream. Two general tips: don’t read news/email in the morning or your brain will fill and you’ll get no work done; and spend more time with other people to increase happiness — computer programming is bad. (via Kottke)

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