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The Best Kept Secret to Happiness: Compassion


Marketing executives want us to believe that happiness lies in a product that will taste delicious, magically fill our bank accounts, or transform us into a supermodel that looks not a day past 20. Our social norms promise that happiness will lie in status, accomplishments, relationships, and possessions. We are always on the lookout for the next thing: once we have the perfect mate, we look for the perfect home; once we’ve found the perfect home, we look for a … Continue reading

7 Doors: One Student’s Journey to Happiness – Door One


Last year, students at the University of California piloted a new program from Project Happiness called 7 Doors to Happiness. The program was created as a resource for adults to access their own happiness and to share it with others. One of the USC students, Mecca Moore, blogged about her experience with the 7 Doors to Happiness and asked if she could share it on our site. This year, this online course is once again being used at the University … Continue reading

Steve Jobs: A Message for Future Leaders


From the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/randy-taran/steve-jobs-a-message-for-_b_997675.html I am saddened to hear of the passing of Steve Jobs. The legacy he leaves is one of innovation, inspiration and the boldness to channel one’s passions to change the world. At the commencement speech for the 2005 graduating class at Stanford, he told three brilliant stories, which inspire us now and can shine a light for generations to come. 1. Connecting the Dots: Steve Jobs dropped out of Reed College, but continued to drop … Continue reading

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