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Love and the Pursuit of Home after War

Alexandra Frankel , January 25th, 2019


Among Acholis, ideals of home and a good life are resilient even if everyday realities increasingly diverge from such aspirations. There is a tendency to think about love…


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Voting for Our Better Selves; and Rules to Flourish By

Unknown , July 1st, 2015


Mike Pesca, in one of his artful spiels on The Gist podcast, punctures the conventional wisdom that we Americans want folksy presidential candidates, that we yearn for a…


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Voting for Our Better Selves; and Rules to Flourish By

Ted Fischer , July 1st, 2015


Mike Pesca, in one of his artful spiels on The Gist podcast, punctures the conventional wisdom that we Americans want folksy presidential candidates, that we yearn for a…


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Voting for Our Better Selves; and Rules to Flourish By

Ted Fischer , July 1st, 2015


Mike Pesca, in one of his artful spiels on The Gist podcast, punctures the conventional wisdom that we Americans want folksy presidential candidates, that we yearn for a…


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Voting for Our Better Selves; and Rules to Flourish By

Ted Fischer , July 1st, 2015


Mike Pesca, in one of his artful spiels on The Gist podcast, punctures the conventional wisdom that we Americans want folksy presidential candidates, that we yearn for a…


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Gratitude and Wellbeing

Ted Fischer , December 29th, 2014


I heard psychologist Dacher Keltner, a founder of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, on the radio this morning calling for more gratitude as a counterweight…


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Gratitude and Wellbeing

Ted Fischer , December 29th, 2014


I heard psychologist Dacher Keltner, a founder of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, on the radio this morning calling for more gratitude as a counterweight…


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Gratitude and Wellbeing

Ted Fischer , December 29th, 2014


I heard psychologist Dacher Keltner, a founder of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, on the radio this morning calling for more gratitude as a counterweight…


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The Good Life: Page 99 Test

Ted Fischer , November 25th, 2014


The Page 99 Test blog takes its cue from Ford Madox Ford, who remarked “Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole…


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The Good Life: Page 99 Test

Ted Fischer , November 25th, 2014


The Page 99 Test blog takes its cue from Ford Madox Ford, who remarked “Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole…


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The Good Life: Page 99 Test

Ted Fischer , November 25th, 2014


The Page 99 Test blog takes its cue from Ford Madox Ford, who remarked “Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole…


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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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Cash, Credit, or The Good Life

Ted Fischer , October 11th, 2014


When shopping, we behave differently when we pay in cash versus when we use a card (credit, debit, or gift). This is one of those everyday anomalies that…


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Cash, Credit, or The Good Life

Ted Fischer , October 11th, 2014


When shopping, we behave differently when we pay in cash versus when we use a card (credit, debit, or gift). This is one of those everyday anomalies that…


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Cash, Credit, or The Good Life

Ted Fischer , October 11th, 2014


When shopping, we behave differently when we pay in cash versus when we use a card (credit, debit, or gift). This is one of those everyday anomalies that…


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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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Downsides to Thrift: Germans Saving Too Much Water

Ted Fischer , September 30th, 2014


Germans need to flush their toilets more often, says Hans-Jürgen Leist, a scientist at the Ecolog Institute in Hanover, as quoted in a Wall Street Journal article. In…


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What We Do Not Always What We Want

Ted Fischer , July 10th, 2014


Customers hate Spirit airlines. Passengers routinely swear they will never fly it again; it ranks dead last in airline consumer satisfaction. Everything costs extra–the seats don’t even recline….


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Intrinsic Motivations and a Secret of the Good Life

Ted Fischer , July 8th, 2014


In the Sunday NY Times, Amy Wrzensniewski and Barry Schwartz argue that the secret of success is internal versus instrumental motivation.  They find that being driven by intrinsic…


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