Archive for happiness

Aim for happiness, not perfection

Posted in Life with tags , , on 5 August 2010 by Steve

“In a speech to the Union of Students National Conference in UCD today (Thursday), Fine Gael Mental Heath Spokesperson, Dan Neville TD, encouraged delegates to concentrate on doing what makes them happy rather than trying to achieve an unattainable idea of perfection …” (more)

[Fine Gael, 5 August]

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Find a little happiness

Posted in Life with tags , on 10 May 2010 by Steve

“In the debate about higher education funding and in the context of tuition fees, one of the arguments for fees has always been that a university degree gives a graduate much better career choices and opportunities for earning an attractive income …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 10 May]

Higher education does not equal happiness

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 9 May 2010 by Steve

“Put the book down and step away from the library. While you’re at it, forget about the exams and essays. In fact, just forget everything you’ve ever highlighted in a textbook or heard in a lecture hall …” (more)

[Judith Ireland, ABC, 5 May]

Facebook Research

Posted in Life with tags , , on 9 January 2010 by Steve

“Day-of-the-week effects have been mentioned on the blog before, including research by Gerard O Neill from Amarach Consulting. A recent article in the New York Times reports that ‘there is a 9.7 percent increase in happiness on Fridays compared with the worst day of the week, Monday’. That is among the discoveries made by Facebook researchers with access to two years of anonymous ‘status updates’ from 100 million users in the United States …” (more)

[Martin Ryan, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 8 January]