Shawn Achor, a Harvard scholar and positive psychologist, speaks at TEDx regarding the benefits of prioritizing happiness. In attempting to dispel the illusion that people must first become successful in order to be happy, Achor points to research that indicates happiness offers clear benefits that facilitate success. He then summarizes several strategies that research has demonstrated boost happiness. Throwing in plenty of humour, Achor’s TED Talk is not only a pleasure to watch, but also a great source of information regarding how people might live happier, more successful lives.
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