Author Archives: Selfhacker

Winners happy no matter what the price, losers happier with larger prices

We always love to learn new things about happiness. the authors ran two experiments. In the first, 297 people on the Boston streets were given lottery tickets. They were asked to scratch off one side and received cash in the … Continue reading

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A New Book On Happiness: The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman

Here’s a booktrailer for a cool new book on happiness and positive psychology: And here the book:

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Alfred Hitchcock on Happiness

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Books on Creativity by Brainpicker

Great collection of books on creativity by @brainpicker.

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Steve Jobs on Creativity

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me. – Steve Jobs

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Enhance Creativity By Acting Out Metaphors

Thinking creatively – thinking outside the box – gets easier if you actually have a real physical box and actually put it physically away. Sounds like those primary school kind of silly exercises? Well, this reserach found that it actually … Continue reading

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Placebos cause opioid release

Wager: Placebos cause opioid release, reduce brain activation in pain-processing areas, correlate well with self-report #APS2012

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Psychology of Winning

What makes a winner? Why do some succeed both in life and in business, and others fail? And why do a few individuals end up supremely powerful, while many remain powerless? Are men more likely to be power junkies than … Continue reading

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When fishing for happiness, catch and release.

a kind of conceptual toolbox that lets us peer into the computational underbelly of our minds and its central processes — memory, perception, motivation and emotion, critical thinking, social cognition, and language — to better understand not only how the … Continue reading

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Six Rules of Creativity = 1 Rule of Creativity = There Are No Rules About Creativity

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