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Seven Habits to Cultivate Happiness

Happiness is understandable, obtainable, and teachable. Experiencing happiness begins with the understanding that happiness is not a gift you receive; rather, it is an emotion you create and cultivate in your life.  The Pursuit of Happiness organization has identified Seven Habits of Happy People that will cultivate greater well-being in your everyday life. In order…

Spreading Happiness and Baconnaise Part 1

I once saw a Daily Show episode where John Stewart responded to President Obama’s statement that “this is America: we don’t do what’s easy, we do what’s necessary” by holding up a jar of Baconnaise (bacon spread for sandwiches). Stewart sarcastically retorted that Americans love doing what’s easy – so much that products like Baconnaise…

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Measuring Happiness: The Top Questionnaires

Measuring happiness is at least as difficult as catching rare and elusive butterflies. What kind of net should we use? We include a list of some of the most well known measures such as the Oxford Happiness Inventory (Argyle and Hill), the Subjective Happiness Scale (Lyubomirsky & Lepper), the Satisfaction with Life Scale (Deiner, Emmons, Larsen…