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Positive Psychology and Happiness 101

There is a distinction between feeling good, which according to positive psychologists only creates a hunger for more pleasure, and doing good, which can lead to lasting happiness. Positive psychology brings the same attention to positive emotions (happiness, pleasure, well-being) that clinical psychology has always paid to the negative ones (depression,...
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Transforming America’s School Meals

Trying to improve kid’s diets is tough. But California-based Revolution Foods – a company started by two moms – is looking to transform the way America eats by providing healthy and affordable meals to all school children. Nutrition is at the heart of the meals they offer, and so far...
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App turns bicycle into electric-hybrid vehicle

A Massachusetts startup is launching a new device that transforms almost any bicycle into an electric-hybrid vehicle using an app on a smartphone. The combination of power from the Copenhagen Wheel and the cyclist’s energy can make an average biker move “almost like a Tour-de-France-level athlete in your daily commute,”...
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Positive Psychology

Positive psychology is a recent branch of psychology whose purpose was summed up in 1998 by Martin Selegman andMihaly Csikszentmihalyi: “We believe that a psychology of positive human functioning will arise, which achieves a scientific understanding and effective interventions to build thriving individuals, families, and communities.”  Positive psychologists seek “to...
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