The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People

The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People

What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It

eBook - 2003
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Drawing on scientific research and psychological case studies, the author of The Missing Majority presents one hundred attitudes, behaviors, practices, and habits that can transform one's ordinary existence into a full, satisfying, and fulfilling life. Original.

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BASED ON SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES OF REAL PEOPLE, THESE 100 PRACTICES, ATTITUDES AND HABITS HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO TRANSFORM A UNHAPPY EXISTENCE INTO A FULL AND HAPPY LIFE.

Experts have spent their careers investigating what mak

Scientists and academics have spent entire careers investigating what makes people happy. But hidden in obscure scholarly journals and reports, their research is all too often inaccessible to ordinary people. Now the bestselling author of the 100 Simple Secrets series distills the scientific findings of over a thousand of the most important studies on happiness into easy-to-digest nuggets of advice. Each of the hundred practices is illustrated with a clear example and illuminated by a straightforward explanation of the science behind it to show you how to transform a ho-hum existence into a full and happy life.

  • Believe in yourself: Across all ages, and all groups, a solid belief in one's own abilities increases life satisfaction by about 40 percent, and makes us happier both in our home lives and in our work lives.

  • Turn off your TV: Watching too much TV can triple our hunger for more possessions, while reducing our personal contentment by about 5 percent for every hour a day we watch.


The Simple Science of Happiness

Scientists and academics have spent entire careers investigating what makes people happy. But hidden in obscure scholarly journals and reports, their research is all too often inaccessible to ordinary people. At last, social scientist and psychologist David Niven, Ph.D., distills the scientific gobbledygook of over a thousand of the most compelling and important studies on happiness into easy-to-digest nuggets of advice. Each of the hundred practices, attitudes, and habits for happiness is illustrated with a clear example and illuminated by a straightforward explanation of the science behind it to show you how to transform a ho-hum existence into a full and happy life.

  • Believe In Yourself: Across all ages and all groups, a solid belief in one's own abilities increases life satisfaction by about 40 percent, and makes us happier both in our home lives and in our work lives.
  • Turn Off The TV: Watching too much TV can triple our hunger for more possessions, while reducing our personal contentment by about 5 percent for every hour a day we watch.
  • Enjoy What You Have: People who have the most are only as likely to be happy as those who have the least. People who like what they have, however, are twice as likely to be happy as those who actually have the most.
  • Don't Forget To Have Fun: Having fun is one of the five central factors in leading a satisfied life. Individuals who spend time just having fun are 20 percent more likely to feel happy on a daily basis and 36 percent more likely to feel comfortable with their age and stage in life.


  • Baker
    & Taylor

    Drawing on scientific research and psychological case studies, the author presents one hundred attitudes, behaviors, practices, and habits that can transform one's ordinary existence into a full, satisfying, and fulfilling life.

    Publisher: [New York] : PerfectBound, 2003
    ISBN: 9780060768058
    0060768053
    9780060576936
    0060576936
    Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
    Characteristics: 1 online resource

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    kevfarley Aug 25, 2014

    100 interesting insights and ideas on a favorite subject,.. backed up by scientific research.

    Not earth shattering,.. but well worth a look.

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    keo8128
    Mar 06, 2011

    I bought this on the 50 cent shelf of a used book store, and I felt ripped off. I didn't like the structure, the examples were contrived and not very compelling, and I don't think any of their "secrets" were non-obvious.

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