This week’s TED Talk Tuesday: Happy Happy Joy Joy!

by Beta Beta Beta Chi Nu Chapter

Nancy Etcoff on the surprising science of happiness…

Cognitive researcher Nancy Etcoff looks at happiness — the ways we try to achieve and increase it, the way it’s untethered to our real circumstances, and its surprising effect on our bodies.

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/nancy_etcoff_on_happiness_and_why_we_want_it.html

Benjamin Wallace asks if happiness can be bought…

Can happiness be bought? To find out, author Benjamin Wallace sampled the world’s most expensive products, including a bottle of 1947 Chateau Cheval Blanc, 8 ounces of Kobe beef and the fabled (notorious) Kopi Luwak coffee. His critique may surprise you.

Matthieu Ricard on the habits of happiness…
What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.
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