We can increase our positive emotions and life satisfaction by using the right mix of savouring strategies.
In recent years, though, we have started to better understand the neural bases of states like happiness, gratitude, resilience, love, compassion, and so forth. And better understanding them means we can skillfully stimulate the neural substrates of those states—which, in turn, means we can strengthen them. Because as the famous saying by the Canadian scientist Donald Hebb goes, “Neurons that fire together, wire together.”
Do our leaders—or for that matter do any of us—trust our brains and rational thinking when making important decisions? Or do we make better decisions based on gut instinct and emotions? Recent research on the process of decision-making has brought to light surprising conclusions that contradict conventional wisdom.
Despite the sophisticated HR advances in hiring and compensation practices, it appears your appearance, and particularly good looks, still matter.
People dread being bored and will do almost anything to keep busy, but does keeping busy really make us happy?