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Y55 is your personal happiness coach, a kind of wizard in charge of your happiness. Use these modules to get familiar with the components of happiness as defined by the science of happiness, positive psychology and integral education.

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Y55 guides you through actions that help you advance in achieving additional balance and happiness in life in three main areas: self actualization (society), family and education/work.

 

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“Happiness Virus”

It is a fact that human beings have a strong desire to pursue happiness. Yet, it seems that in our advanced modern world, where we’ve become experts on just about anything, happiness is not so easy to come by.  Numerous studies suggest that better connection and better relationships between people is the primary factor in […]

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The Happy Smartphone

New best use for cell phones: happiness transmitters! There is no doubt we are living in a mobile phone revolution. From the most rural areas of India or Indonesia to the highest skyscrapers in Manhattan there are hardly any people, regardless of age, sex, nationality or social layer who would not have a mobile communication […]

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Happiness as a “Reward” Rather than a Purpose

What the world needs now is a happiness virus! Earlier this year in an emotionally captivating article the writer describes the findings of a Jewish concentration camp survivor, a psychiatrist by profession, who continued working with fellow camp members even in the most inhuman circumstances. Viktor Frankl concludes, based on very direct and precise real […]

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Virtual Happiness Therapy as Effective as Face-to-Face

Traditional “couch-therapy” continues to lose ground to technology driven psychotherapeutic interventions. Researchers studying the impact of virtual therapy report face-to-face sessions  have little-to-no advantage over Internet-Age innovations. Since the advent of the Internet-Age, psychologists and therapists have looked for ways to extend their reach using virtual technology. Not surprisingly, the concept has met with violent […]

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The Happiness Ratio

Happiness has a magic ratio! Researchers independently discovered it requires five positive actions to neutralize  each negative one. Barabara Fredrickson is a leading happiness researcher at the University of North Carolina specializing in deciphering the purpose of emotions in human evolution. The role of miserable feelings is so basic to the story of survival that […]

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Re-wiring Brains for Happiness

Brain training can turn unhappy minds into happy ones. Neuroscience research demonstrates humans are hardwired to register and remember negative events more quickly and deeply than positive ones. When thinking about your life, or simply the events of the past week, do you remember the happy or unhappy moments most vividly? Don’t be distressed if […]

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Happiness Helps Ward off Disease

Study: Happiness proves protective against the detriments of unhealthy habits. While it makes intuitive sense that happier people are healthier people, a recent study in the American Journal of Health Promotion proves the point. The study’s lead author, Mohammad Siahpush, Ph.D. is a professor of health promotion at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in […]

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