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May 13, 2011


Mixed media product, 208 pages

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0071742859 / 9780071742856


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Become happier and more fulfilled with the New York Times Bestseller now in paperback!

  • Sold more than 81,000 copies
  • Author was a guest on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" with Happier, was profiled on NPR, and his work was featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the New York Times and the Boston Globe
  • Apply the practical principles of positive psychology to day-to-day activities as well as long-term goals in order to become genuinely happy
  • According to a 2001 study, happy people function better at home, in school and on the job, and they live longer

Table of contents

Part 1: What Is Happiness?; Foreword: Positive Psychology; Chapter 1: The Question of Happiness; Chapter 2: Reconciling Past and Future; Chapter 3: Happiness Explained; Chapter 4: The Ultimate Currency; Chapter 5: Setting Goals; Part 3: Happiness Applied; Chapter 6: In Education; Chapter 7: In the Workplace; Chapter 9: In Relationships; Part 4: Meditations on Happiness; First Mediation: Self-Interest and Benevolence; Second Mediation: Beyond the Temporary High; Third Meditation: Letting Our Light Shine; Fourth Mediation: Imagine!; Fifth Meditation: Take Your Time; Sixth Mediation: The Happiness Revolution; Conclusion: Here and Now

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Author Profile
Tal Ben-Shahar (Boston, Massachusetts and Jerusalem, Israel) graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Philosophy and Psychology. For the last ten years, he has been teaching happiness, personal and organizational excellence, leadership, ethics and happiness all around the world. His work on happiness has been featured in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, New York Magazine and NPR, among other media outlets.

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