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Happiness by Design

Happiness by Design

Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life

  • Author: Paul Dolan
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241003113
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Few books change one's life; in 48 hours this has improved mine' Jenni Russell, Sunday Times How can we make it easier to be happy? Using the latest cutting-edge research, Professor Paul Dolan reveals that wellbeing isn't about how we think - it's about what we do. By making deliberate choices that bring us both pleasure and meaning, we can redesign our lives for maximum happiness - without thinking too hard about it. 'Outstanding, cutting-edge, and profound. If you're going to read one book on happiness, this is the one' Nassim Nicholas Taleb 'Bold and original ... what I wish for my grandchildren: a life that is rich in activities both pleasurable and meaningful' Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast and Slow

Happiness by Design

Happiness by Design

Modernism and Media in the Eames Era

  • Author: Justus Nieland
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 1452960186
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 400
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A cultural history of modern lifestyle viewed through film and multimedia experiments of midcentury designers Charles and Ray Eames For the designers Charles and Ray Eames, happiness was both a technical and ideological problem central to the future of liberal democracy. Being happy demanded new things but also a vanguard life in media that the Eameses modeled as they brought film into their design practice. Midcentury modernism is often considered institutionalized, but Happiness by Design casts Eames-era designers as innovative media artists, technophilic humanists, change managers, and neglected film theorists. Happiness by Design offers a fresh cultural history of midcentury modernism through the film and multimedia experiments of Charles and Ray Eames and their peers—Will Burtin, László Moholy-Nagy, and György Kepes, among others—at a moment when designers enjoyed a new cultural prestige. Justus Nieland traces how, as representatives of the American Century’s exuberant material culture, Cold War designers engaged in creative activities that spanned disciplines and blended art and technoscience while reckoning with the environmental reach of media at the dawn of the information age. Eames-era modernism, Nieland shows, fueled novel techniques of culture administration, spawning new partnerships between cultural and educational institutions, corporations, and the state. From the studio, showroom floor, or classroom to the stages of world fairs and international conferences, the midcentury multimedia experiments of Charles and Ray Eames and their circle became key to a liberal democratic lifestyle—and also anticipated the look and feel of our networked present.

Happiness by Design

Happiness by Design

Change What You Do, Not How You Think

  • Author: Dolan Paul,Paul Dolan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781410478450
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 401
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Behavior expert Paul Dolan combines insights from economics and psychology to illustrate that to be happy we must behave happy. Our happiness is experiences of both pleasure and purpose over time, and it depends on what we pay attention to. Using what Dolan calls deciding, designing, and doing, we can overcome the biases that make us miserable and redesign our environments to make it easier to experience happiness, fulfillment, and even health.

Happy by Design

Happy by Design

A Guide to Architecture and Mental Wellbeing

  • Author: Ben Channon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 100072672X
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 224
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Can good design truly make us happier? Given that we spend over 80% of our time in buildings, shouldn’t we have a better understanding of how they make us feel? This book explores the ways in which buildings, spaces and cities affect our moods. It reveals how architecture and design can make us happy and support mental health and explains how poor design can have the opposite effect. Presented through a series of easy-to-understand design tips and accompanied by beautiful diagrams and illustrations, Happy by Design is a fantastic resource for architects, designers and students, or for anybody who would like to better understand the relationship between buildings and happiness.

Literature

Literature

Why It Matters

  • Author: Robert Eaglestone
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 150953234X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 160
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‘Facts alone are wanted in life,’ exclaims Mr Gradgrind at the beginning of Dickens’ Hard Times. Literature is not about facts alone, and – despite two and a half thousand years of arguments – no one can agree on what it is, or how to study it. But, argues Robert Eaglestone, it is precisely the open-ended nature of literature that makes it such a rewarding and useful subject. Eaglestone shows that studying literature can change who you are, turning you from a ‘reader’ into a ‘critic’: someone attuned to the ways we make meaning in our world. Literature is a living conversation which provides endless opportunities to rethink and reinterpret our societies and ourselves. With examples ranging from Sappho to Skyrim, this book shows how literature offers freer and deeper ways of thinking and being.

In Search of Happiness

In Search of Happiness

Understanding an Endangered State of Mind

  • Author: John F. Schumaker
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780275994563
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 287
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Explores happiness across wide historical and cultural perspectives, including views from prehistoric happiness to the modern day obsession with happiness and also the future of happiness.

A treatise on happiness [by J. Flamank].

A treatise on happiness [by J. Flamank].

  • Author: James Flamank
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Religious perfection: or, A 3rd part of the Enquiry after happiness, by the author of Practical Christianity. By R. Lucas

Religious perfection: or, A 3rd part of the Enquiry after happiness, by the author of Practical Christianity. By R. Lucas

  • Author: Richard Lucas
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Perfection
  • Page: 456
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Free Thoughts on Religion, the Church, and National Happiness, by the Author of The Fable of the Bees

Free Thoughts on Religion, the Church, and National Happiness, by the Author of The Fable of the Bees

  • Author: Bernard Mandeville
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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Happy Ever After

Happy Ever After

Escaping The Myth of The Perfect Life

  • Author: Paul Dolan
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241284457
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 256
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'A passionate, provocative book. It isn't just a self-help book. It is a manifesto for a better society' Sunday Times 'One of the most rigorous articulations of the new mood of acceptance...a persuasive demolition of many of our cultural stories about how we ought to live' Oliver Burkeman, Guardian Paul Dolan, the bestselling author of Happiness by Design, shows us how to escape the myth of perfection and find our own route to happiness. Be ambitious; find everlasting love; look after your health ... There are countless stories about how we ought to live our lives. These narratives can make our lives easier, and they might sometimes make us happier too. But they can also trap us and those around us. In Happy Ever After, bestselling happiness expert Professor Paul Dolan draws on a variety of studies ranging over wellbeing, inequality and discrimination to bust the common myths about our sources of happiness. He shows that there can be many unexpected paths to lasting fulfilment. Some of these might involve not going into higher education, choosing not to marry, rewarding acts rooted in self-interest and caring a little less about living forever. By freeing ourselves from the myth of the perfect life, we might each find a life worth living.