Look at your last few bank statements.
People who are happy but have little to no sense of meaning in their lives—proverbially, simply here for the party—have the same gene expression patterns as people who are responding to and enduring chronic adversity.
A company is more likely to agree to a higher salary after they’ve decided that they want you for the job. This is due to a psychological tendency called “loss aversion”. If you bring up money before the offer is made, it could hurt your chances of even being considered if it’s higher than they expect to pay.
It’s a hype tactic used by stores to get you in and make you spend more than you normally would. You’ll buy things you’d never purchase on a regular day simply because “you couldn’t pass up such a great deal!”
There’s a reason that 50” flat screen is only $250—it’s a piece of crap.
So there you go. Short and sweet. Enjoy those extra precious hours of sleep!
In a recent study by Saleforce’s social performance management division, Rypple, some startling revelations came to light. Recognition, for example, was one of the key factors that employees felt were lacking at their profession. Nearly 70% of employees said they would work harder if they were better recognized for their efforts.
What’s the point of spending time doing nice things for others? Is it purely a feel-good experience for the nice person, or is there a greater impact on others, and on the world in general? In fact, it is official – researchers have shown that generosity is contagious. And not only is it contagious, but one act of kindness is actually shown to breed another act of kindness, and so on. Kindness can multiply and move on from person to person.