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xix, 197 pages ; 22 cm
  • Buy experiences
  • Make it a treat
  • Buy time
  • Pay now, consume later
  • Invest in others
  • Epilogue : zooming out.
Most people recognize that they need professional advice on how to earn, save, and invest their money. When it comes to spending that money, most people just follow their intuitions. But scientific research shows that those intuitions are often wrong. Happy Money offers a tour of research on the science of spending, explaining how you can get more happiness for your money. Authors Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton have outlined five principles--from choosing experiences over stuff to spending money on others--to guide not only individuals looking for financial security, but also companies seeking to create happier employees and provide "happier products" to their customers. Dunn and Norton show how companies from Google to Pepsi to Charmin have put these ideas into action.
Business Library
OB-383-01-02
Book
xix, 197 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Buy experiences
  • Make it a treat
  • Buy time
  • Pay now, consume later
  • Invest in others
  • Epilogue : zooming out.
Happy Money offers a tour of new research on the science of spending. Most people recognize that they need professional advice on how to earn, save, and invest their money, most people just follow their intuitions. But scientific research shows that those institutions are often wrong. Happy Money explains why you can get more happiness for your money by following five principles, from choosing experiences over stuff to spending money on others. And the five principles, from choosing experiences over stuff to spending money on others. And the five principles can be used not only by individuals but by companies seeking to create happier employees and provide "happier products" to their customers. Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton show how companies form Google to Pepsi to Crate & Barrel have put these ideas into action. Along the way, the authors describe new research that reveals that luxury cars often provide no more pleasure than economy models, that commercials can actually enhance the enjoyment of watching television, adn that residents of many cities frequently miss out on inexpensive pleasures in their hometowns. By the end of this book, readers will ask themselves one simple question whenever they reach for their wallets. Am i getting the biggest happiness bang for my buck?
Business Library
OB-383-01-02
Book
366 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
  • I. How to attain real and lasting happiness. Is it possible to become happier
  • How happy are you and why?
  • How to find happiness activities that fit your interests, your values, and your needs
  • II. Happiness activities. Practicing gratitude and positive thinking
  • Investing in social connections
  • Managing stress, hardship, trauma
  • Living in the present
  • Committing to your goals
  • Taking care of your body and soul
  • III. Secrets to abiding happiness. The five hows behind sustainable happiness: positive emotion, optimal thinking and variety, social support, motivation, effort, and commitment, habit
  • The promise of abiding happiness
  • If you are depressed: What is depression?
  • The causes of depression
  • The most effective treatments for depression
  • The cure for unhappiness is happiness
  • Surmounting setbacks.
Drawing on her own research with thousands of people, psychologist Lyubomirsky has pioneered a detailed yet easy-to-follow plan to increase happiness in our day-to-day lives--in the short and long term. This book that offers a guide to understanding what happiness is, and isn't, and what can be done to bring us all closer to the happy life we envision. Using more than a dozen happiness-increasing strategies, it offers a new way to understand our innate potential for joy and happiness as well as our ability to sustain it in our lives. Lyubomirsky's "happiness strategies" introduce readers to the concept of intentional activities that they can use to achieve a happier life, including exercises in optimism and how best to savor life's pleasures in the here and now. She also helps readers understand the obstacles to happiness as well as how to harness individual strengths to overcome them.--From publisher description.
Business Library
OB-383-01-02