What to read and watch. Guide to gratefulness

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A talk by Br. David Steindl Rast the Benedictine monk and interfaith scholar, on what, exactly, it means to be grateful—and the worlds that gratefulness can open up to us.
David Steindl-Rast: Want to be happy? Be grateful ”
He points out that one thing we all have in common is a desire to be happy, and posits that gratefulness is the way we get there. In this talk, Steindl-Rast offers a simple process for living gratefully: stop, look and go. Instead of rushing through life,

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Coca-Cola: The Dancing Vending Machine in Korea

Here is the latest ‘Happiness’ project from Coca-Cola, this time from Korea, where a huge interactive dancing vending machine was created, rewarding people who completed the tasks with free drinks,

Why we make bad decisions ? by Dan Gilbert

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.

Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness

Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness,” challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.

Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert says our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong — a premise he supports with intriguing research, and explains in his accessible and unexpectedly funny book, Stumbling on Happiness