The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Mar 17, 2009 - Self-Help - 208 pages
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Scientists and academics have spent entire careers investigating what makes people happy. But hidden in obscure scholarly journals and reports, their research is all too often inaccessible to ordinary people. Now the bestselling author of the 100 Simple Secrets series distills the scientific findings of over a thousand of the most important studies on happiness into easy-to-digest nuggets of advice. Each of the hundred practices is illustrated with a clear example and illuminated by a straightforward explanation of the science behind it to show you how to transform a ho-hum existence into a full and happy life.

  • Believe in yourself: Across all ages, and all groups, a solid belief in one's own abilities increases life satisfaction by about 40 percent, and makes us happier both in our home lives and in our work lives.
  • Turn off your TV: Watching too much TV can triple our hunger for more possessions, while reducing our personal contentment by about 5 percent for every hour a day we watch.
  

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Review: The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It

User Review  - Annie - Goodreads

A lot of it was common sense as other reviewers noted. But I highlighted many passages (kindle Ed.) because it helps to be reminded of those types of things. The part I liked the most was how much ... Read full review

Review: The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It

User Review  - Aaron - Goodreads

You can only read the relevant sections and practical advice accompanies both science and short stories, it's a powerful little book! Read full review

Contents

Your Life Has Purpose and Meaning
1
Use a Strategy for Happiness
3
You Dont Have to Win Every Time
5
Your Goals Should Be Aligned with One Another
7
Choose Your Comparisons Wisely
9
Cultivate Friendships
11
Turn Off the TV
13
Accept YourselfUnconditionally
15
Be a Peacemaker
87
Cherish Animals
88
Make Your Work a Calling
90
Never Trade Your Morals for Your Goals
92
Dont Pretend to Ignore Things Your Loved Ones Do That Bother You
93
Get a Good Nights Sleep
95
Buy What You Like
96
Accomplish Something Every Day
98

Remember Where You Came From
17
Limit Yourself to Thinking About One Subject as You Lie Down to Sleep
19
Friendship Beats Money
21
Have Realistic Expectations
22
Be Open to New Ideas
24
Share with Others How Important They Are to You
26
If Youre Not Sure Guess Positively
28
Believe in Yourself
30
Dont Believe in Yourself Too Much
31
Dont Face Your Problems Alone
33
Age Is Not to Be Feared
35
Develop a Household Routine
36
Dont Be Overprotective
38
Pay Attention You May Have What You Want
40
Dont Let Your Religious Beliefs Fade
42
Do What You Say You Are Going to Do
44
Dont Be Aggressive with Your Friends and Family
46
Root for the Home Team
48
Dont Confuse Stuff with Success
50
Every Relationship Is Different
51
Dont Think What If ?
53
Volunteer
55
If You Cant Reach Your Goals Your Goals Will Hurt You
57
Exercise
59
Little Things Have Big Meanings
60
Its Not What Happened Its How You Think About What Happened
62
Develop Some Common Interests with Loved Ones
63
Laugh
65
Dont Let Your Entire Life Hinge on One Element
66
Share of Yourself
68
Busy Is Better Than Bored
70
Satisfaction Is Relative
72
Learn to Use a Computer
74
Try to Think Less About the People and Things That Bother You
75
Keep Your Family Close
77
Eat Some Fruit Every Day
79
Enjoy What You Have
81
Think in Concrete Terms
82
Be Socially Supportive
84
Dont Blame Yourself
85
Be Flexible
99
Events Are Temporary
101
Be Your Own Fan
102
Join a Group
104
Be Positive
106
There Will Be an End but You Can Be Prepared
107
How We See the World Is More Important Than How the World Is
109
Keep a Pen and Paper Handy
111
Help the Next Person Who Needs Some Minor Assistance
112
Take Care Not to Harshly Criticize Family and Friends
114
Some People Like the Big Picture and Others Like the Details
116
Do Things You Are Good At
118
Go Visit Your Neighbor
119
Smile
121
Dont Accept Televisions Picture of the World
122
You Always Have a Choice
124
Be Agreeable
126
Dont Ignore One Part of Your Life
127
Listen to Music
129
Let Your Goals Guide You
130
Use Your Job Positively
132
Dont Forget to Have Fun
133
Believe in Ultimate Justice
134
Reminisce
135
Be Conscientious
137
Dont Dwell on Unwinnable Conflicts
138
Enjoy the Ordinary
139
Focus Not on the Worlds Tragedies but on the Worlds Hope
141
Get a Hobby
143
Envying Other Peoples Relationships Is Pointless
144
Give Yourself Time to Adapt to Change
146
Focus on What Really Matters to You
147
Realize That Complete Satisfaction Does Not Exist
149
Surround Yourself with Pleasant Aromas
151
Dont Let Others Set Your Goals
153
You Are a Person Not a Stereotype
155
What Does It All Mean? You Decide
170
Acknowledgments
183
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About the author (2009)

David Niven, Ph.D., bestselling author of the 100 Simple Secrets series, is a psychologist and social scientist who teaches at Ohio State University.

David Niven, Ph.D., es el autor de los bestsellers internacionales Los 100 Secretos de la Gente Exitosa, y Los 100 Secretos de las Buenas Relaciones. Es psicólogo y científico social, y enseña en la Florida Atlantic University.

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