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Posts Tagged ‘Happiness’

What reward does your brain actually seek?

Dopamine does a lot of things, but you're probably most familiar with it as the chemical your brain uses as a sort-of system of in-game gold coins. You earn the reward for certain behaviors, usually "lizard-brain" type stuff... eating a bowl of pudding, for instance, or finally making out with that cute person you've had your eye on. And, as [...]

The Happiness Project (the updated paperback edition)

The Happiness Project (the updated paperback edition)

One of my favorite books from last year was Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project, in which Gretchen tried out a bunch of different old and new techniques for becoming happier and reported on the results. The book was a huge hit, and her web site based on the book has taken on a life of its own. Today, the paperback edition of The Happiness [...]

The Price Of Happiness: $75,000

The Price Of Happiness: $75,000

Pop culture might want us to believe that the best things in life are free, but two Princeton economists beg to differ. Inc.com has more on what Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman and his colleague Angus Deaton discovered in a new study: Not having enough money causes emotional pain and unhappiness, the researchers found. But the happiness tipping [...]