How focusing on flourishing rather than happiness will help you worry less about money.
Price is a public matter — a negotiation between supply and demand. A thing’s price is set in competition. So the price of a car is determined by how much some people want it, how much they are willing to pay, and how ready the manufacturer is to sell. It’s a public activity: lots of people are involved in the process, but your voice is almost never important in setting the price.
Value, on the other hand, is a personal, ethical and aesthetic judgment — assigned finally by individuals, and founded on their perceptiveness, wisdom and character.
By mapping income versus self-described happiness in several countries worldwide, the study’s authors found that the more money people had, the happier they tended to be. The trend was clear across the board, leading the economists to conclude that there’s “no evidence of a satiation point,” a theoretical level of contentment past which more cash doesn’t translate into more happiness.
Contrary to previous research suggesting happiness levels out after a certain point of income growth, new study suggests money can buy you happiness. Still, philosophy might still have a better answer than science.
How much various creative occupations make – and other numbers and figures form the 2013 Creative Employment Snapshot.
Half a century after “the problem that has no name,” the glass-ceiling index exposes the fact that women still make less than men do in similar occupations, even in countries where they have the best chance of equal treatment at work.
Excellent graphic explainer of the fiscal cliff from Newsbound
SFPD bike theft specialist, quoted in a fascinating article on the economics of stolen bicycles and the psychology of bike theft.
A tragedy of priorities: The most appalling infographic you’ll see today compares the cost of the Olympics vs. the cost of landing Curiosity on Mars. And yet, the future of space exploration is more precarious than ever.