Happiness

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  • Dan Gilbert: Exploring the frontiers of happiness, 34.10 min, uploaded by TEDtalksDirector, Dec. 17, 2008: Dan Gilbert presents research and data from his exploration of happiness — sharing some surprising tests and experiments that you can also try on yourself. Watch through to the end for a sparkling Q&A with some familiar TED faces …  
  • Pursuing Happiness, What Works and Why, 67.47 min, Uploaded by TheMizzouTube, Sept. 7, 2010: English philosopher John Locke wrote in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding in 1693 that “the highest perfection of intellectual nature lies in a careful and constant pursuit of true and solid happiness.” This concept, which is among the founding principles of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, has long been studied by philosophers and psychologists. But what is happiness? Can happiness be pursued? And how can a person become happier? Dr. Sheldon will address these and other questions in his lecture;
  • Eve Ensler: Finding happiness in body and soul, 21.12 min, uploaded by TEDtalksDirector, Jan. 16, 2007: Eve Ensler, creator of The Vagina Monologues, shares how a discussion about menopause with her friends led to talking about all sorts of sexual acts onstage, waging a global campaign to end violence toward women and finding her own happiness …

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