Positive Politics and Government, Uncategorized

Would America be Happier Without a President?

Should We Do Away with The Presidency? Before Trump fans pick up things to throw at me, the question I’m posing is not whether America would be happier without this president. The question is whether America would be happier without a president at all. There is, in fact, empirical analysis that suggests we would. And the level of frustration and…

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Personal Happiness and Wellbeing, Uncategorized

The Brain-Training Bracelet: CBT Simplified

CBT and Retraining the Brain: Whether you just want to be happier or you’re dealing with more serious issues like depression, PTSD, anxiety, substance abuse, or an eating disorder it’s worth looking into Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to boost happiness and life satisfaction. It begins with the acknowledgment that we choose our…

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Personal Happiness and Wellbeing, Positive Politics and Government

Paradoxes in the Economics of Happiness: An Interview with Carol Graham

Dr. Carol Graham is a revolutionary – a tireless leader in a wave of exciting changes in the field of economics. Her research as a Professor at the University of Maryland and the Brookings Institution has her crisscrossing the globe, writing and editing books and articles, giving presentations, testifying before Congress, granting interviews or writing articles for major media outlets…

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Personal Happiness and Wellbeing, Positive Politics and Government

Peace in an age of Political Warfare: Video Interview with Kristy Arbon

As a professor of political science, I see every day the stress, anger, fear, sadness and shame that people carry regarding the state of our society and our government. Not only is it taking a toll on individuals, but it’s driving people apart. Conflict and hatred seem to rule the day in our political discourse. In this video I ask…

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Positive Politics and Government

6 Reasons (Backed by Science ) to Make Happiness a National Priority

Americans are so used to national goals like economic growth, military dominance, and reducing crime rates that suggesting increased wellbeing or happiness as national goals may seem silly, naïve or just impractical. But a closer look reveals the opposite to be true. Scientific research shows that happiness has a variety of practical benefits that can make a society wealthier, healthier…

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