Artificial Happiness and the Power of No Choice

We have a tendency to overestimate the impact that events will have in our life. Ask anyone whether they would be happier winning millions or losing a leg and you get the expected answer. Yet, Dan Gilbert’s research shows the peaks and troughs of both happiness and sadness flatten out after around three months. If we win millions, a […]

The Fallacy of Consumerism – Money Can’t Buy Me Love

Happiness knows no boundaries, social class, location or career. Yet, the lure of consumerism still holds us in its hypnotic sway. We all know that things don’t make us happy, but how deeply do we understand that reality? Science increasingly proves what most of us already knew – that happiness is a state of mind […]