The happiest person in America: what's sex got to do with it?

Written by David Leonhardt

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Sex. Women are prone to higher emotional highs and lower emotional lows, whereas men are prone to more constant emotions. So Happiest Person must be a man, concludes USA Today. Whilerepparttar science does hitrepparttar 132596 bull's eye,repparttar 132597 conclusion missesrepparttar 132598 barn wall. I suppose they'll be telling us that Seattle isrepparttar 132599 sunniest spot in America becauserepparttar 132600 weather fluctuates less than in The Sunshine State.

Family. Happiest Person is married, has children, and is healthy. People with intimate relationships do tend to be happier, and marriage is a fairly good indicator (especially for men). And health is important. These may not be among Seligman's six principles, but let's not argue against good health.

Money. Happiest person has a "good, dependable job" as a stockbroker, a 2,300 square foot house (with an eat-in kitchen and a deck!). The truth comes out – money does buy happiness, according torepparttar 132601 USA Today research team.

In fact, studies show that money makes a difference only if it elevates a person aboverepparttar 132602 poverty level. When a person has means enough not to struggle for basic necessities, money rarely buys happiness.

Brand-awareness. This one must have maderepparttar 132603 big ad agency tycoons drool in their Corn Flakes. Happiest Person is for real because he likes allrepparttar 132604 right brands! He "digs" Coca-cola, so he must berepparttar 132605 real thing. And he loves Craftsman tools and Dell computers. Say no more.

Where doesrepparttar 132606 USA Weekend exposé leaverepparttar 132607 rest of us? If you are a little old lady enjoying retirement in Atlanta or a student conquering new fields of knowledge in Ann Arbor, you clearly are not happy enough for USA Today. But cheer up, even The Happy Guy eats "donuts" rather than "Krispy Kremes".

David Leonhardt is the Happy Guy, author of "Climb your Stairway to Heaven: the 9 habits of maximum happiness". Sign up for your free "Daily Dose of Happiness" at, or visit the Self-actualization Resource Center at

Change The World

Written by Clive Taylor

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This means, speakrepparttar 132594 intention torepparttar 132595 other and work outrepparttar 132596 best outcome for both of you together – it’s counter-productive if you just think you knowrepparttar 132597 best outcome for them!

It is suggested that it would be very beneficial if we related to all living things, andrepparttar 132598 ecosystem, withrepparttar 132599 same approach ofrepparttar 132600 highest good for all.

If this makes sense to you, it is hoped that you will make these new rules your daily conscious practice and that you will make copies and pass it on.

In this way, we can all help create, directly, a world that is good for all of us.

Please copy this article and give it to your friends –repparttar 132601 more people who act in this way,repparttar 132602 betterrepparttar 132603 world will be for all of us offers, if you choose, an evaluation ofrepparttar 132604 particular unconscious survival dynamics that you have set up in your life.

It does this through a short series of all-encompassing questions that allows an algorithm (The Universal Generator) to access your particular dynamic in a four-dimensional belief/behaviour “landscape.

It offers simple, but profound, ways for you to move your life back into conscious choice.

It also has a unique, direct process that enables you to makerepparttar 132605 decision to change your life.

Years of study and personal research into the underlying nature of existing consciousness traditions and modern consciousness research have gone into the development of the self growth processes I am working with.

This includes hands-on work in relationship therapy, with relationships of all kinds, families and post-natal depression groups.

I have also written and/or illustrated over 80 early reader children’s books.

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