Self-control does not mean sacrificing pleasure

happiness is pleasure without guilt

Carrot cake or carrot sticks? … sometimes it’s a difficult choice. … sometimes it’s an easy one. If we are trying to reduce our size and change our shape, choosing the cake may feel like a failure of self-control. But not always. Researchers at City University London have discovered that feeling of having “given in … Read more

The secret to happiness? Contagion! Wait! What? Seriously?

Friends

Harvard Medical School’s surprising discovery: Your happiness can be increased by someone you have never spoken to, have never met, and don’t even know exists. It turns out happiness contagious and spreads from one person to the next, up to a maximum of three degrees of separation. So a friend of a friend of a friend, who is happy, can eventually increase your happiness.