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Entries Tagged as 'Happiness'

Securitizing Happiness: Hacking Human Suffering Through Financial Engineering

August 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Happiness, Lovely People, Venture Philanthropy

Below are the slides from Dave McClure‘s talk at TEDxShanghai in June: Dave admits that he’s “not really a financial engineering expert” however he is “optimistic the basic ideas here are viable, worthwhile and can have substantial economic impact on society in the future.”

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Alain de Botton’s kinder, gentler philosophy of success

August 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Happiness, Lovely People, On Loveliness

I’ve been a fan of Alain de Botton for some time now so I was very excited to learn that he spoke at TEDGlobal in Oxford back in July. Do take a moment to watch his talk above. A couple of choice quotes: It’s perhaps easier now, than ever before, to make a good living. [...]

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ilikeucoz: The Worlds First Appreciation Engine

March 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Happiness, Lovely People, Special Occasions

Last week I had lunch with Fabio De Benardi who is behind a delightful little website called ilikeucoz. Billed as the world’s first appreciation engine, ilikeucoz is a free service that lets you send little messages of appreciation to your friends and loved ones. There is a nifty appreciation feed on the site’s homepage (they [...]

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Delightful iPod Speakers

February 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Happiness, Small Companies

I just spotted these lovely iPod speakers on Twitter (thanks Phil) and thought I’d share them! They’re made by a company called Speakal and they come in a handful of funky designs – iPig, iPanda and iBoo – but they’re not just a pretty face… They produce 25 watts through five speakers and a subwoofer [...]

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TED 2009: First Talks Emerge

February 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Charities, Happiness, Lovely People, Non profit, Philanthropy

Last week was TED week in Long Beach, California. The conference (which we’ve written about before) gives the stage to some of the most fascinating people from around the world to talk for twenty minutes about any topic close to their heart. The talks are then published online, free for all to watch. The first [...]

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Research: Happiness Is Contagious

February 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Happiness

We all know that giggling can be highly contagious but the LA Times recently published some more concrete evidence that happiness is contagious… Scientists studied the relationships of 5,000 people for decades and the conclusion they reached was that happiness is like a contagious disease! It spreads like a virus: the more time you spend [...]

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