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tags: neuroscience, happiness, experience, memory, colonoscopy, vacation, well-being, income, Daniel Kahneman, TEDTalks, streaming video Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves” perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy — and our own…

tags: Glenn Beck, comedy, humor, satire, funny, ONN, Onion News Network, streaming video As the grieving mother says, it’s a tragedy to watch Glenn Beck outlive your child.

tags: Obama family, miserable Americans, comedy, humor, satire, funny, ONN, Onion News Network, streaming video This daring news interview with the nations’ top thinkers comes right out and says what we’ve all mumbled under our breath to ourselves in the privacy of the unemployment line: the Obamas are too damned happy! They’re so happy that…

tags: Dan Gilbert, happiness, TEDTalks, cultural observation, streaming video Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned. I am not convinced — are you? [22:02]

tags: TEDTalks, Diet Pepsi, Aspartame, artificial sweeteners, diversity, choice, happiness, psychology, Malcolm Gladwell, streaming video Tipping Point [Amazon: $8.54] author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness [18:16]

tags: marshmallow experiment, future-oriented, time, Philip Zimbardo, TEDTalks, streaming video In this video, psychologist Philip Zimbardo says happiness and success are rooted in a trait most of us disregard: the way we orient toward the past, present and future. He suggests we calibrate our outlook on time as a first step to improving our lives.…

tags: emotional health, mood, happiness, National Lottery “Money can’t buy happiness” as the old addage goes, and every once in awhile, that’s actually true, too. Yesterday, for example, I read an article based on scientific research that suggested that it’s the simple things in life that make people truly happy. Having lived a very simple,…