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Living the Questions: What makes us happy?

TED has a playlist of nine talks on the question What makes us happy?

We all want to be happy. But how, exactly, do you go about it? More stuff or less? More choice or less? The answers — from psychologists, journalists, Buddhist monks — may surprise you.

I haven’t watched them all yet, but Malcolm Gladwell on “Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce” is very entertaining and has great hair.

Also, Wednesday 20th March sees the first UN Day of Happiness. Take the pledge to try and create more happiness around you, and cheer your Happy Heroes. I have a sneaking suspicion that trying to create more happiness is quite likely to be one of the things that actually makes us happy.