RICHARD WISEMAN ~ 59 SECONDS ~ 2011

~ TWDNFICOTL-ALS-ALPAPH-T-TWDFIC `~ Those Who Do Not Feel In Control Of Their Lives – Are Less Successful – And – Less Psychologically And Physically Healthy – Than – Those Who Do Feel In Control

~ WPCATNIL-AIIIDNRIASHL ~ When People Can Afford The Necessities In Life – An Increase In Income Does Not Result In A Significantly Happier Life

~ TRSTA-50%-OYOSOHIGD-ASCBA-A-10%-IATGC-TADTC-TR-40%-IDFYD-T-DBATWYTAYAO ~ The Research Shows That About – 50 Percent – Of Your Overall Sense Of Happiness Is Genetically Determined – And So Cannot Be Altered – Another – 10 Percent – Is Attributable To General Circumstances – That Are Difficult To Change – The Remaining – 40 Percent – Is Derived From Your Day-To-Day Behavior And The Way You Think About Yourself And Others

~ TPITTAOISS-HBACIAOWTROSR ~ The Problem Is That The Advice Offered In Some Self-Help Books And Courses Is At Odds With The Results Of Scientific Research

~ FAPP-TAWAVD-TCATASOC-B-WPAMS-S-BA ~ From A Psychological Perspective – Thinking And Writing Are Very Different – Talking Can Add To A Sense Of Confusion – But – Writing Provides A More Systematic – Solution-Based Approach

~ B-E-N-G-WICTH-R-IIETRRGVFTM ~ Buy – Experiences – Not – Goods – When It Comes To Happiness – Remember – It Is Experiences That Represent Really Good Value For The Money

~ PSWTAH-B-TAFHBTAS ~ People Smile When They Are Happy – But – They Also Feel Happier Because They Are Smiling

~ TMH-CIC-O-CC-S-B-T ~ To Maximize Happiness – Choose Intentional Change – Over – Circumstantial Change – Start – Begin – Try

~ TEOTLY-AFTH ~ To Encourage Others To Like You – Ask For Their Help

~ FE-BF-PLYMWTDAFFY-MLTWWSFRTMSR ~ Franklin Effect – Benjamin Franklin – People Like You More When They Do A Favor For You – More Likely To Work With Small Favors Rather Than More Significant Requests

~ PE-TOSCEYL-H-TERWOWYAIDOBSATP ~ Pratfall Effect – The Occasional Slipup Can Enhance Your Likeability – However – The Effect Really Works Only When You Are In Danger Of Being Seen As Too Perfect

~ G-KTWTYATOALTCHTR-BVAPOYOP ~ Gossip – Know That Whatever Traits You Assign To Others Are Likely To Come Home To Roost – Being Viewed As Part Of Your Own Personality

~ PAMLTAWYWTHASSP ~ People Are More Likely To Agree With You When They Have Already Said Something Positive

~ SYT-PBR-M-M-L-A-R ~ Save Your Time – Persuade By Rhyme – More – Memorable – Likeable – And – Repeatable

~ WLPWALU-A-WFTFMPTO ~ We Like People Who Are Like Us – And – We Find Them Far More Persuasive Than Others

~ U-BMPARTSOFTC-ELTEEFP-A-TGCEUDTDN ~ Unfortunately – Because Most People Are Reluctant To Stand Out From The Crowd – Everyone Looks To Everyone Else For Pointers – And – The Group Can End Up Deciding To Do Nothing

~ ‘B’-E-TMPWAAWAPIAINOA-TLTLTAOPWAH-TAITPOAFFITCACTTWIHAWTNTO ~ “Bystander” – Effect – The More People Who Are Around When A Person Is Apparently In Need Of Assistance – The Lower The Likelihood That Any One Person Will Actually Help – The Answer Is To Pick Out A Friendly Face In The Crowd And Clearly Tell Them What Is Happening And What They Need To Do

~ WLPWHU-A-WHPWL-IYWTHY-YNTHOF ~ We Like People Who Help Us – And – We Help People We Like – If You Want To Help Yourself – You Need To Help Others First

~ FAYPWMMYFB-B-IIUTHYTYDIR ~ Fantasizing About Your Perfect World May Make You Feel Better – But – It Is Unlikely To Help You Transform Your Dreams Into Reality

~ TOAYAAHYAT-IPBFAFOPM-NSWTGGT ~ Telling Others About Your Aims Also Helps You Achieve Them – In Part Because Friends And Family Often Provide Much-Needed Support When The Going Gets Tough

~ WIYOG? ~ What Is Your Overall Goal?

~ BYOGIAMO-FSS-ESSBAWAGTI-CM-R-A-T-B ~ Break Your Overall Goal Into A Maximum Of – Five Small Steps – Each Step Should Be Associated With A Goal That Is – Concrete Measurable – Realistic – And – Time-Based

~ WATBOAYOG?-LTIB-FOHMBLWBFYATAY-TB-RT-ETNAOYCS ~ What Are The Benefits Of Achieving Your Overall Goal? – List Three Important Benefits – Focusing On How Much Better Life Will Be For You And Those Around You – The Benefits – Rather Than – Escaping The Negative Aspects Of Your Current Situation

~ TBOWYOE-EPTCHTWLTBRATDHVMB-I-H-TI-L-TG-A-ATDTWTAPTMTGAR ~ The Benefits Of Writing Your Own Eulogy – Encouraging People To Consider How They Would Like To Be Remembered After Their Death Has Various Motivational Benefits – Including – Helping – To Identify – Long-Term Goals – And – Assess The Degree To Which They Are Progressing Toward Making Those Goals A Reality

~ ATTCUW-I-A-PAMCAFTW-IIAUP ~ Ask Them To Come Up With – Ideas – And – People Are More Creative Away From The Crowd – It Is A Universal Phenomenon

~ OOTMIPUC:TRTAIOTFOSCBATA ~ One Of The Most Important Principles Underlying Creativity: The Realization That An Idea Or Technique From One Situation Can Be Applied To Another

~ G-ST-RAB-IAST-MPMC ~ Greenery – Seems To – Reduce Antisocial Behavior – It Also Seems To – Make People More Creative

~ WPFW-TB-R-A-ROW-EHAR-A-STWTL-CE ~ When People Feel Worried – They Become – Risk-Averse – Rely On Well-Established Habits And Routines – And – See The World Through Less-Creative Eyes

~ WPFAE-TAMLT-ENAUWOTAB-STBP-TR-A-TAAMC ~ When People Feel At Ease – They Are More Likely To – Explore New And Unusual Ways Of Thinking And Behaving – See The Bigger Picture – Take Risks – And – Think And Act More Creatively

~ CTFAJTIAETSBTICTFAFJ-ANEJSTTCAS-AT-MD ~ Cookies Taken From A Jar That Is Almost Empty Taste Significantly Better Than Identical Cookies Taken From A Full Jar – A Near Empty Jar Suggests That The Cookies Are Scarce – And Therefore – More Desirable

~ AGTIPAASOHS-IYWTGSTHYO-TTBOTOTUA ~ A Gentle Touch Is Perceived As A Sign Of High Status – If You Want To Get Someone To Help You Out – Try The Briefest Of Touches On The Upper Arm

~ NEAEAFMNAHAGIOTWWTABTTPC ~ Negative Events And Experiences Are Far More Noticeable And Have A Greater Impact On The Way We Think And Behave Than Their Positive Counterparts

~ SYWOTRYOYPIGFYR ~ Surrounding Yourself With Objects That Remind You Of Your Partner Is Good For Your Relationship

~ TVOA-DNETF-IIFMLTPGOTF ~ The Venting Of Anger – Does Not Extinguish The Flame – It Is Far More Likely To Pour Gasoline Onto The Fire

~ BIAG-EPO-CTTMAMEDTTWOTO ~ Being In A Group – Exaggerates People’s Opinions – Causing Them To Make A More Extreme Decision Than They Would On Their Own

~ CT-I-G-TTB-MD-BATJIA-MLTSTAAHM-A-MATFSVOO ~ Compared To – Individuals – Groups – Tend To Be – More Dogmatic – Better Able To Justify Irrational Actions – More Likely To See Their Actions As Highly Moral – And – More Apt To Form Stereotypical Views Of Outsiders

~ I-WASA-EPBAWHOF-I-HWF-HWSO-A-HWATO N~ Instead – We Are Social Animals – Easily Persuaded By A Whole Host Of Factors – Including – How We Feel – How We See Ourselves – And – How We Appear To Others

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