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Happiness or Meaningfulness: Pick One

Happiness was linked to being a taker rather than a giver, whereas meaningfulness went with being a giver rather than a taker. That’s one of the takeaways in Some Key Differences between a Happy Life and a Meaningful Life, a paper by Roy Baumeister, author of Willpower and one of my favorite social psychologists. Satisfying one’s needs Read More

I’m so bored. But why?

On Wednesday, researchers from York University published a paper in Perspectives on Psychological Science that uncovers the nature of boredom. And found that we get bored in the following circumstances: We have difficulty paying attention to the internal information (e.g., thoughts or feelings) or external information (e.g., environmental stimuli) required for participating in satisfying activity We’re Read More

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