My colleagues in the spa industry sometimes ask me why I focus so much on the science of psychology. In fact, people often assume that if I am studying psychology I must be preparing myself to leave the world of spas. The connection between spas and psychology does not seem to be clear at first […]
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Why Zappos is the Workplace Utopia of the 21st Century
By Jeremy McCarthy on June 7, 2010 in Book Reviews, Positive Psychology, Wellbeing in the World of Work
I don’t care who you are, I don’t care what company you work for, and I don’t care what job you have. You can’t read “Delivering Happiness”, the new book by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, without asking yourself, “should I try to get a job at Zappos?” In the book, Hsieh outlines his own personal […]
Why is Childbirth so Freakin’ Painful?
By Jeremy McCarthy on May 11, 2010 in Facts of Life
As any book or guide on pregnancy and childbirth will tell you, “labor is extremely painful.” But this does not sufficiently capture the severity, intensity and duration that expectant mothers often go through. Guidebooks should include a few more clarifying statements such as “No really, we mean it, it is incredibly painful” and “As painful […]