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

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Harper Collins, May 3, 2000 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 204 pages
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Experts have spent their careers investigating what makes people happy. While their methods are sound and their conclusions valuable, the results often remain hidden in obscure scholarly journals. At last, social scientist and psychologist David Niven, Ph. D., has cut through the scientific gobbledygook. After examining over a thousand of the most recent and important scholarly studies into the psychological traits of happy people and uncovering their most promising discoveries into the causes of happiness. Dr. Niven presents 100 easy-to-digest nuggets of advice: ‘Enjoy what you have.’ ‘Believe in Yourself.’ Grounded in science, his approach is fresh, useful, and inspiring.
 

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Contents

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D0 What You Say You Are Going to D0
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Dont Be Aggressive with Your Friends and Famiiy
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Root for the Home Team
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Every Relationship ls Different
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Dont Think What lf
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How We See the World ls More Important Than How the World ls
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Keep a Pen and Paper Handy
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Help the Next Person Who Needs Some Minor Assistance
125
Take Care Not to Harshly Criticize Family and Friends
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Some People Like the Big Picture and Others Like the Details
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Do Things You Are Good At
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G0 Visit Your Neighbor
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Smile
135

Volunteer
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Exercise
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Little Things Have Big Meanings
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Develop Some Common Interests with Loved Ones
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Laugh
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Share of Yourself
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Busy is Better Than Bored
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Satisfaction is Relative
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Learn to Use a Computer
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Try to Think Less About the People and Things That Bother You
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Keep Your Family Close
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Eat Some Fruit Every Day
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Enjoy What You Have
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Think in Concrete Terms
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Be Socially Supportive
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Dont Blame Yourself
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Be a Peacemaker
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Cherish Animals
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Make Your Work a Calling
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Never Trade Your Morals for Your Goals 1
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Dont Pretend to Ignore Things Your Loved Ones D0 That Bother You
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Get a Good Nights Sleep
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Buy What You Like
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Accomplish Something Every Day
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Be Flexible
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Events Are Temporary
111
Be Your Own Fan
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Join a Group
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Be Positive
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There Will Be an End but You Can Be Prepared
119
Dont Accept Televisions Picture of the World
136
You Always Have a Choice
138
Be Agreeable
140
Dont Ignore One Part of Your Life
142
Listen to Music
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Let Your Goals Guide You
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Use Your Job Positively
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Dont Forget to Have Fun
148
Believe in Ultimate Justice
150
Reminisce
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Be Conscientious
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Dont Dwell on Unwinnable Conflicts
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Enjoy the Ordinary
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Focus Not on the Worlds Tragedies but on the Worlds Hope
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Get a Hobby
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Envying Other Peoples Relationships ls Pointless
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Give Yourself Time to Adapt to Change
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Focus on What Really Matters to You
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Realize that Complete Satisfaction Does Not Exist
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Surround Yourself with Pleasant Aromas
171
Dont Let Others Set Your Goals
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You Are a Person Not a Stereotype
175
Know What Makes You Happy and Sad
177
Keep Reading
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We Must Feel Needed
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Say So What
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Have a Purpose
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You Have Not Finished the Best Part of Your Life
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Money Does Not Buy Happiness
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O0 What Does it All Mean? You Decide
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Sou rces
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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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