TED Talk of the Week: Shawn Achor, The Happy Secret To Better Work
It’s International Day of Happiness! Here’s a golden nugget of a TED Talk from Shawn Achor. Reverse the formula, be positive, and be happier at work.
Ted Talk of the Week: (actually a Ted x talk): Your Happiest Days are Behind You by Robert Biswas-Diener
This week we’re show-casing a talk from Robert Biswas-Diener about happiness. Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is a positive psychologist, author and instructor at Portland State University. He is widely known as the “Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology” because his research on happiness has taken him to such far-flung places as Greenland, India, Kenya and Israel. Biswas-Diener’s […]
Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness
Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness,” challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.
Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.
Nature’s beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day. Find more inspiration at www.ted.com.
Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work
Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen. Find more inspiration at www.ted.com.
Philip Zimbardo: The psychology of time
Psychologist Philip Zimbardo says happiness and success are rooted in a trait most of us disregard: the way we orient toward the past, present and future. He suggests we calibrate our outlook on time as a first step to improving our lives. Find more inspiration at www.ted.com.
Benjamin Wallace: The price of happiness
Can happiness be bought? To find out, author Benjamin Wallace sampled the world’s most expensive products, including a bottle of 1947 Chateau Cheval Blanc, 8 ounces of Kobe beef and the fabled (notorious) Kopi Luwak coffee. His critique may surprise you. Find more inspiration at www.ted.com.