Ted Talk of the Week – Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work
We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. http://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work#t-721700
Ted Talk Of The Week: Michael Norton: How to buy happiness
At TEDxCambridge, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness — when you don’t spend it on yourself. Listen for surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people.
Ted Talk of the Week: Malcolm Gladwell: Choice Happiness and Spaghetti Sauce
“Tipping Point” author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.
What makes YOU happy at work? New research reveals how happy we really are…
It’s fairly commonplace to hear the gentle rumblings of ‘Ugh, not ANOTHER Monday’ amongst friends, family and colleagues. In the UK, it seems as though we’re conditioned to dislike our work. The few occasions that I’ve told others that I truly love my job, I’ve been met with several reactions. Some show utter disdain – […]
Happiness & Health: Making Positive Changes
As many of you know, runners from all over the world flocked to Sussex today for the famous Brighton Marathon. I took a stroll along the seafront today, cheered on a few of the runners and watched in awe as people crossed the finish line. It’s a huge achievement, isn’t it? Imagine spotting the finish line […]
Where will you be on World Happiness Day?
Happiness, it seems, has become a global priority. On Thursday 20th March 2014, the world will come together in celebration of The United Nations International Day of Happiness – and of course, People Lab will be joining in! We’ve always considered happiness to be the top priority on any list – inside or outside of […]
Let’s take happiness to the top
In the UK, it’s a general habit of the wider population to come together over the things that make us grumble. But why is this? Why don’t we start with positive news? Unfortunately, at this point in time, it seems that happiness just isn’t newsworthy. Negative stories are everywhere; from the news reports you read […]
Sharing the Love: The Power of Positive Psychology
Picture this: It’s Friday night, and you’ve just met up with a couple of good friends for a few drinks. You’re sitting outside with your first glass of wine as the evening sets in. It’s warm out, and everyone sitting around you seems pretty happy. Your friend shares a funny story about their two year old, […]