[Video] Happiness Leads To Success


Most of us think that success is will lead to happiness. We work hard to be successful so that we can be happy because of that success. However, science says this might not be the case.

Apply Science to Boost Productivity at Work, part two


In part one of this Productivity Series, I provided you an overview of how you can apply science to boost productivity at work by minimizing multitasking. This second installment, will feature the concept of “flow” and how you achieve more flow by diminishing distractions when you need to focus the most.

3 Ways to Flow to Your Goals


If you ‘flow’ to your goals, you will do better work and enjoy it more. In this article, I’ll share several ways you can “Flow to goals”.

4 Ways to Practice Positivity at Work


Yes, you’ve heard about positive attitude before. So why would we include attitude in our online course and workshop called The Science of Being Happy and Productive at Work? Because you hear a lot about happiness, and some of what you hear (money, fame, good looks) actually makes very little difference in happiness for most of us. The data suggests that positive attitude really does boost well-being. Discover 4 ways you can start practicing positivity at work, and in your life.

Can You Synthesize Happiness?

The short answer is, yes we can. One way we create, or synthesize, our own happiness is through our view on life’s events, more than on the events themselves: the same thing can happen to two people and they can feel very differently about it. Harvard Professor Daniel Gilbert uses the term “synthetic happiness” to read more…

Is it okay to listen to music while working?

This audience question about music while working was asked and answered at the Enumclaw School District Science of Happiness Workshop. Watch the full video here. The data indicates more than ever that your mileage will vary when it comes to listening to music while working. Generally speaking though, the best thing to listen to while read more…

Trust me: 5 Ways to Build Trust and Therefore Boost Your Pay!

An increase in trust may lead to an increase in results–including your pay–at work. What does science say about trust, and how we can build it? Trust is social glue; sniff it to get happy! You can trust Dr. John Helliwell. He is one of the world’s leading researchers on trust and subjective well-being. Recent books read more…

What do you call meaningful, enjoyable, lasting well-being? Joy, happiness, or something else?

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“Who wants to be happy? Joy is what it’s all about.” “Happiness fades. I want meaning in my life.” “I don’t care about happiness; it’s a transient feeling.” Since founding Happy Brain Science in 2012, I’ve heard many statements such as the above. People seem to think they are saying they don’t believe in our read more…