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The 100 simple secrets of happy people : what scientists have learned and how you can use it

Author: David Niven
Publisher: [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Briefly explains one hundred ways to improve one's daily satisfaction with life, presenting simplified information learned in scientific studies on happiness.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Niven
ISBN: 0062516507 9780062516503
OCLC Number: 43109908
Description: xv, 204 p. ; 19 cm.
Contents: 1 Your Life Has Purpose and Meaning 1 --
2 Use a Strategy for Happiness 3 --
3 You Don't Have to Win Every Time 5 --
4 Your Goals Should Be Aligned with One Another 7 --
5 Choose Your Comparisons Wisely 9 --
6 Cultivate Friendships 11 --
7 Turn Off the TV 13 --
8 Accept Yourself--Unconditionally 15 --
9 Remember Where You Came From 17 --
10 Limit Yourself to Thinking About One Subject as You Lie Down to Sleep 19 --
11 Friendship Beats Money 21 --
12 Have Realistic Expectations 23 --
13 Be Open to New Ideas 25 --
14 Share with Others How Important They Are to You 27 --
15 If You're Not Sure, Guess Positively 29 --
16 Believe in Yourself 31 --
17 Don't Believe in Yourself Too Much 32 --
18 Don't Face Your Problems Alone 34 --
19 Age Is Not to Be Feared 36 --
20 Develop a Household Routine 37 --
21 Don't Be Overprotective 39 --
22 Pay Attention. You May Have What You Want 41 --
23 Don't Let Your Religious Beliefs Fade 43 --
24 Do What You Say You Are Going to Do 45 --
25 Don't Be Aggressive with Your Friends and Family 47 --
26 Root for the Home Team 49 --
27 Don't Confuse Stuff with Success 51 --
28 Every Relationship Is Different 53 --
29 Don't Think "What If" 55 --
30 Volunteer 57 --
31 If You Can't Reach Your Goals, Your Goals Will Hurt You 59 --
32 Exercise 61 --
33 Little Things Have Big Meanings 63 --
34 It's Not What Happened, It's How You Think About What Happened 65 --
35 Develop Some Common Interests with Loved Ones 67 --
36 Laugh 69 --
37 Don't Let Your Entire Life Hinge on One Element 71 --
38 Share of Yourself 73 --
39 Busy Is Better Than Bored 75 --
40 Satisfaction Is Relative 77 --
41 Learn to Use a Computer 79 --
42 Try to Think Less About the People and Things That Bother You 81 --
43 Keep Your Family Close 83 --
44 Eat Some Fruit Every Day 85 --
45 Enjoy What You Have 87 --
46 Think in Concrete Terms 89 --
47 Be Socially Supportive 91 --
48 Don't Blame Yourself 92 --
49 Be a Peacemaker 94 --
50 Cherish Animals 96 --
51 Make Your Work a Calling 98 --
52 Never Trade Your Morals for Your Goals 100 --
53 Don't Pretend to Ignore Things Your Loved Ones Do That Bother You 101 --
54 Get a Good Night's Sleep 103 --
55 Buy What You Like 105 --
56 Accomplish Something Every Day 107 --
57 Be Flexible 109 --
58 Events Are Temporary 111 --
59 Be Your Own Fan 113 --
60 Join a Group 115 --
61 Be Positive 117 --
62 There Will Be an End, but You Can Be Prepared 119 --
63 How We See the World Is More Important Than How the World Is 121 --
64 Keep a Pen and Paper Handy 123 --
65 Help the Next Person Who Needs Some Minor Assistance 125 --
66 Take Care Not to Harshly Criticize Family and Friends 127 --
67 Some People Like the Big Picture, and Others Like the Details 129 --
68 Do Things You Are Good At 131 --
69 Go Visit Your Neighbor 133 --
70 Smile 135 --
71 Don't Accept Television's Picture of the World 136 --
72 You Always Have a Choice 138 --
73 Be Agreeable 140 --
74 Don't Ignore One Part of Your Life 142 --
75 Listen to Music 144 --
76 Let Your Goals Guide You 145 --
77 Use Your Job Positively 147 --
78 Don't Forget to Have Fun 148 --
79 Believe in Ultimate Justice 150 --
80 Reminisce 152 --
81 Be Conscientious 154 --
82 Don't Dwell on Unwinnable Conflicts 156 --
83 Enjoy the Ordinary 158 --
84 Focus Not on the World's Tragedies, but on the World's Hope 160 --
85 Get a Hobby 162 --
86 Envying Other People's Relationships Is Pointless 163 --
87 Give Yourself Time to Adapt to Change 165 --
88 Focus on What Really Matters to You 167 --
89 Realize that Complete Satisfaction Does Not Exist 169 --
90 Surround Yourself with Pleasant Aromas 171 --
91 Don't Let Others Set Your Goals 173 --
92 You Are a Person, Not a Stereotype 175 --
93 Know What Makes You Happy and Sad 177 --
94 Keep Reading 179 --
95 We Must Feel Needed 181 --
96 Say "So What" 183 --
97 Have a Purpose 185 --
98 You Have Not Finished the Best Part of Your Life 187 --
99 Money Does Not Buy Happiness 189 --
100 What Does It All Mean? You Decide 191.
Other Titles: One hundred simple secrets of happy people
Responsibility: David Niven.
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