Ted Talk of the Week – Daniele Quercia: Happy maps
Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we’re going. But what if we’d rather wander? Researcher Daniele Quercia demos “happy maps” that take into account not only the route you want to take, but how you want to feel along the way. http://www.ted.com/talks/daniele_quercia_happy_maps
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 – […]
Do what makes you happy
“We not only need to work happy, we need to work at being happy.” (Shawn Achor) When we’re growing up, it’s a normal to let your imagination run wild with ideas for the future. I remember it so well – one week, I’d dream about being a Hollywood actress, the next I’d be planning which […]
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 […]
Give happiness at work a chance
At People Lab, we truly believe that happy people make the world a better place, for everyone. This happiness doesn’t have to be exclusively linked to the world outside the office, and dumped at the revolving door every day at 9 until you break free at 5. We think it’s pretty simple – make happiness […]