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Hedonism leads to happiness

“Relaxing on the sofa or savoring a delicious meal: Enjoying short-term pleasurable activities that don’t lead to long-term goals contributes at least as much to a happy life as self-control, according to new research from the University of Zurich and […]

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Happiness is peace in motion

Naval Ravikant has transitioned from startup investor to philosopher, and I like it! “The first problem with attaining peace is that no activity will get you there. Fundamentally, peace is inactivity; it’s a sense that everything is fine.” | learn more

book recommendations

Flow

Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi I accidentally read a self-help book and I liked it. We’ve all heard of the ‘flow state’ by now, right? It’s the state of mind where you’re fully immersed in the task at hand and everything else […]

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Buying time promotes happiness. 

Time is a more finite resource than money, and research has shown that time-scarcity is a driver of unhappiness. This paper from researchers at Harvard Business School (among others) demonstrates that spending money to save time (i.e. hiring others to […]