Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment by Tal Ben-Shahar

Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment

byTal Ben-Shahar

Hardcover | May 31, 2007

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Can YouLearn to BeHappy?

YES . . . according to the teacher of HarvardUniversity’s most popular and life-changingcourse. One out of every five Harvard studentshas lined up to hear Tal Ben-Shahar’sinsightful and inspiring lectures on thatever-elusive state: HAPPINESS.

Grounded in the revolutionary “positive psychology” movement,Ben-Shahar ingeniously combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment. He weaves them together into a set of principles that you can apply to your daily life. Once you open your heart and mind to Happier ’s thoughts, you will feel more fulfilled, more connected . . . and, yes, HAPPIER.

“Dr. Ben-Shahar, one of the most popular teachers in Harvard’s recent history, has written a personal, informed, and highly enjoyable primer on how to become happier. It would be wise to take his advice.”
--Ellen J. Langer, author of Mindfulness and On Becoming an Artist

“This fine book shimmers with a rare brand of good sense that is imbedded in scientific knowledge about how to increase happiness. It is easy to see how this is the backbone of the most popular course at Harvard today."
--Martin E. P. Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness

About The Author

Tal Ben-Shahar is the New York Times Bestselling author of Happier. He taught the most popular course in Harvard and is currently writing, consulting, and lecturing worldwide on positive psychology and leadership. He holds his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Harvard.

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Title:Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting FulfillmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.9 × 0.6 inPublished:May 31, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071492399

ISBN - 13:9780071492393

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Happiness

Foreword: Positive Psychology

Chapter 1: The Question of Happiness

Part 2: What Is Happiness?

Chapter 2: Reconciling Past and Future

Chapter 3: Happiness Explained

Chapter 4: The Ultimate Currency

Chapter 5: Setting Goals

Part 3: Happiness Applied

Chapter 6: In Education

Chapter 7: In the Workplace

Chapter 9: In Relationships

Part 4: Meditations on Happiness

First Mediation: Self-Interest and Benevolence

Second Mediation: Beyond the Temporary High

Third Meditation: Letting Our Light Shine

Fourth Mediation: Imagine!

Fifth Meditation: Take Your Time

Sixth Mediation: The Happiness Revolution

Conclusion: Here and Now