Tag: happiness

Bring Me the Head of Norman Vincent Peale: Self Care and the American Obsession with the Power of Positive Thinking

The Familiar Strange , November 7th, 2021


I don’t know when I first heard the term “toxic positivity” but it was sometime after my father was diagnosed with advancing dementia and before my own initial…


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Unexpected happiness in virtual spaces.

Uzma , January 27th, 2021


This piece was co-authored and experienced by the following (in alphabetical order): Zoe Crossland, Celine Gillot, Praveena Gullapalli, Sven Haakanson, Christina Halperin, Sarah Jackson, George Lau, U…


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The Happiness Fetish Revisited

Gamwell , July 24th, 2017


In response to several surveys that attempt to quantify happiness, Ryan, Adam, and Aneil spend this episode of This Anthro Life exploring happiness through the lens of fetishism….


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Visualising happiness #EmergingDigitalPractices

Ilona Suojanen , May 30th, 2017


Most of us are seeking happiness. Now more than ever, happiness has became one of the most pursued goals, and not just on individual level. Governments and companies…


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Imploding Families

The Anxious Anthropologist , September 19th, 2015


Arriving at work today I was met by my coworker who wanted to talk. We’ve worked together for about three years and I see her when she comes…


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Measures for the Good Life: Stated Preferences and the Greater Good

Ted Fischer , November 4th, 2014


The goal of the economy, politics, and social institutions should be to promote wellbeing among people as broadly as possible. Yet, the questions remain: what exactly is wellbeing?…


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Measures for the Good Life: Stated Preferences and the Greater Good

Ted Fischer , November 3rd, 2014


The goal of the economy, politics, and social institutions should be to promote wellbeing among people as broadly as possible. Yet, the questions remain: what exactly is wellbeing?…


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Measures for the Good Life: Stated Preferences and the Greater Good

Ted Fischer , November 3rd, 2014


The goal of the economy, politics, and social institutions should be to promote wellbeing among people as broadly as possible. Yet, the questions remain: what exactly is wellbeing?…


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Measures of Happiness and Wellbeing

Ted Fischer , October 4th, 2014


Who are the happiest people in the world? In what countries do we find the highest life satisfaction? These are different questions, with different answers. Cheery contentment (hedonic…


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