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The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project
Habits interview: Ian Ayres. I’ve followed Ian Ayres’s career with interest for a long time. He’s a professor at Yale Law School, where I went, but he’s also from Kansas City and went to the same high school as I did. We Kansas Citians are always on the watch for our fellow K.C. natives. I assume it’s the same for every home town or home state: my parents can list every single famous person from Nebraska. (They both grew up in North Platte.)

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Peace and Projects — A very good-looking reader recently asked if I write my books in longhand first, or start on the computer. The answer is: Both. I highly recommend this way. 7 simple ways to immediately boost your productivity At this site, we talk a lot about the productivity technology enables. However, technology also can be the ultimate productivity killer as well. The key is to use technology judiciously as a productivity tool. Erin Schulte recently gathered suggestions from some of the most productive Fast Company subscribers on what single acts help them best boost productivity, and several are listed below. The 9 Epiphanies That Shifted My Perspective Forever By David Over the years I’ve learned dozens of little tricks and insights for making life more fulfilling. They’ve added up to a significant improvement in the ease and quality of my day-to-day life. But the major breakthroughs have come from a handful of insights that completely rocked my world and redefined reality forever. The world now seems to be a completely different one than the one I lived in about ten years ago, when I started looking into the mechanics of quality of life.

Positive Psychology & Science of Happiness - 7 Habits of Happy People On the internet and in bookstores, a thousand gurus tout different remedies for human misery. How can we find out which remedies work? We need to consult one of our greatest gurus, the scientific method. Recently we have seen a dramatic upsurge in scientific studies on Positive Psychology and the science of happiness or to put it simply, discovering what makes happy people happy.

39 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist “The proper function of man is to live – not to exist.” — Jack LondonToo often we go through life on autopilot, going through the motions and having each day pass like the one before it.That’s fine, and comfortable, until you have gone through another year without having done anything, without having really lived life.That’s fine, until you have reached old age and look back on life with regrets. That’s fine, until you see your kids go off to college and realize that you missed their childhoods. It’s not fine. If you want to truly live life, to really experience it, to enjoy it to the fullest, instead of barely scraping by and only living a life of existence, then you need to find ways to break free from the mold and drink from life.

Burnout is Beautiful Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Melissa Gorzelanczyk of Peace & Projects. Everyone experiences burnout. Maybe you feel overworked, sick of your marriage or stressed about money. Maybe you’re living a daily cliché: one step forward, two steps back. Life can be tricky like that. Believe it or not, burnout can be a beautiful thing. Now hiring: Systems Diplomats « Ethics for Doing Good Position Description: Systems Diplomat The world is seeking a team of curious, creative and humble diplomats to navigate complexity, choreograph systems and facilitate collaboration. Context and Purpose of the Position 50 Ways to Be More Humble SuccessJanuary 31st, 2011 Lists I’ve found are a great way to explore a topic, generate some interest in a subject and provide enough variety that it is not only quick to read, but quick to relate to many aspects. All this while hopefully adding some value to what is read in new ideas, unheard suggestions or simply by giving reminders of what might be known dead inside you already.

Rich Litvin - Powerful Coaching for Extraordinary People Hello, I’m Rich Litvin. I am an expert at taking high-achievers to the greatest levels of success. My clients are high performers. They are often powerful women. Wordle Troubleshooting/reporting bugs I can't copy the word count information anymore. I used to be able to. Unfortunately, recent releases of the Java Runtime Environment have made it impossible for Java applets (Java programs, such as Wordle, that run in your web browser) to access your computer's clipboard.

Escape Your Location: How to Become Free From the Office Nothing happens unless first a dream. – Carl Sandburg Ever wanted to escape from the confines of your location, and be do your work from anywhere in the world? That’s been my dream, especially this year (see my full-time blogger plea). Be able to move anywhere I want and still do the work I’m passionate about. Join me!

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home room, and it went away after high school. But many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room every day. You should too. The first hour of the workday goes a bit differently for Craig Newmark of Craigslist, David Karp of Tumblr, motivational speaker Tony Robbins, career writer (and Fast Company blogger) Brian Tracy, and others, and they’ll tell you it makes a big difference.

Revenge of the Introvert There are as many introverts as extraverts, but you'd never know it by looking around. Introverts would rather be entertained by what's going on in their heads than in seeking happiness. Their big challenge is not to feel like outsiders in their own culture. Manifest Faster! Check out yourManifesting Speed with our free quiz. Click Here » When it comes to creating the life of your dreams, do you have a story like this running in your head? I have to work hard to get ahead.

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