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Day 03/02/2014

{ Translating Academic Research Into Engaging & Actionable Behaviors } “The Science of Happiness” Video Series

The Science of Happiness – An Experiment In Gratitude, published July 11, 2013.

I was thrilled to discover Soul Pancake‘s The Science of Happiness video series, which takes “an experimental approach on what makes people happier”. The series, which is composed of 12 videos, focuses on sharing, in an engaging and actionable way, findings from dry academic research on the science of happiness. Topics explored range from the impact of forgiveness, gratitude, art therapy, positive thinking, and kindness on happiness.

Head over to Soul Pancake’s YouTube channel to check out more of the Science of Happiness videos, as well as behind the scenes cuts and video responses from the audience after the Science of Happiness folks put out a call for people to do the gratitude experiment themselves.

The Science of Happiness crew and format will be back for a second season, exploring love and relationships.

Hat Tip: How “The Science Of Happiness” Series Brings Psychology Advice Alive via FastCo.Exist, published February 3, 2014.

{ Reframing Work Into Play …* } Manage Your Desires More Than Your Time

{ Reframing Work Into Play ...* } Manage Your Desires More Than Your Time | rethinked.org

 

“To this day, before doing something I don’t want to do, I try to transform it into something I’m eager to do. For more on this I refer you to that great 20th century philosopher, Mary Poppins, who said, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and—SNAP—the job’s a game!” -Brooke Allen

Read the rest of Brooke Allen’s tips and insights on how to get things done and the power of “structured procrastination” –  If You Manage Your Time Terribly, You’ll Get More Done, via Quartz, published February 1, 2014.

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