Magazine article Work & Family Life

Happiness Is.A Sunny Day in California

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Happiness Is.A Sunny Day in California

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Happiness research seems to be a growth industry. Some studies involve brain imaging technologies. Others rely on more traditional methods to get a handle on what makes people happy and how to measure it. Here are some of the findings:

HAPPINESS is not based on how intensely happy you may feel at a particular moment but on how often you feel happy, says University of Illinois psychologist Edward F. Diener. A happiness peak is nice but can be misleading because it doesn't reflect normal circumstances.

MONEY doesn't buy happiness, except for people who are very poor, says Oxford University psychologist Michael Argyle. And he found that people on the job are happiest when they enjoy good relations with coworkers. Watching soaps on TV also makes people happy. …

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