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Jay Cross helps people work and live smarter. Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. He wrote the book on it. He was the first person to use the term eLearning on the web. He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix.

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Happy


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October 25th, 2012
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Last night I enjoyed watching this documentary on Amazon Prime Instant Video. $3.99.

HAPPY combines cutting-edge science from the new field of “positive psychology” with real-life stories of people from around the world whose lives illustrate these findings.
  • Featuring: Ed Diener, Richard Davidson, Sonja Lyubomirsky
  • Directed by: Roko Belic
  • Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Release year: 2011

The documentary introduces us to extremely happy people living in an Indian slum, a Danish co-op, a Louisiana bayou, an African village, the mountains of Bhutan, and farms in Okinawa. No money, all smiles.

Happiness results from personal growth, loving relationships, and accomplishing things that are good for the community. Cooperation generates as much dopamine in the brain as drugs. Altruism, compassion, gratitude, and acts of kindness are doorways to the satisfying life.

If you want to be happy and haven’t thought much about it, see this film.

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