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The Positive Psychology of Zombies: The Power of Perseverance

Everybody loves zombies.  Or at least it sometimes seems that way considering the strong foothold they have taken on popular American culture.  Zombies have been a staple of popular films (Wikipedia offers a comprehensive list of them here.)  Jonathan Coulton had a great song about corporate zombies that had some viral popularity (chorus: “all we […]

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Massage by Nick J Webb

What’s Love Got to Do With It? (Spas as a Surrogate for Love)

It was the first week of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology graduate school program at University of Pennsylvania when I met George Vaillant, who would be one of our guest lecturers.  I was excited to meet him because, working in the spa industry, I was a big fan of his book “Aging Well,” a […]

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Positive Gossip by Stephen Poff

Did you Hear? . . . Positive Gossip

Today’s article contains simple but powerful wisdom from Dr. Lynn Johnson, PhD, author of ENJOY LIFE! Healing with Happiness.  For a great introduction to Lynn (and his dog Ruby,) visit his website http://enjoylifebook.com/ and watch the one minute video for a brief lesson on happiness. Homer Simpson once said, “If we aren’t supposed to eat animals, why […]

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Stop Eating Animals by sensesmaybenumbed

On Eating Animals

I recently wrote “Confessions of a Carnivore,” about my month-long stint last August in vegetarianism.  To motivate me during the month, I read “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Froer, which gives a “too close for comfort” look at how our food is produced in the modern world.  Reading this book is like taking the red […]

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118 | 365 celebrate by sweethardt

Was 2010 a Good Year?

In a few days, we will watch the ball drop on another year and say goodbye to 2010.  How much meaning you assign to this event is purely an individual decision.  As I discussed in a previous article (see The Psychology of Time,) these measures of time are strictly a human invention and only appeared […]

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