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The Google engineer teaching happiness in three steps

Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan claims he has the secret to a contented, stress-free life. David G Allan tried out his happiness advice and looked at the science – does it work?<p>Deep inside the global tech behemoth Google sits an engineer with an unusual job description: to make people happier and …

Happiness

Brain scans show cause of seasonal affective disorder

<b>Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).</b><p>People with Sad have an unhelpful way of controlling the "happy" brain signalling compound serotonin during winter months, brain scans reveal.<p>As the nights …

Why firms don't want you to be brilliant at your job

<b>Are those workers who stay for years with the same companies unambitious and mediocre, or does the corporate grind make them so? asks author and Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway.</b><p>Last week I talked to a graduate who had just started working for one of the most prestigious employers in the …

6 Simple Ways To Become A 'Cool Dad'

With Father’s Day around the corner we thought it was an opportunistic time to talk about cool Dads. At some point in our lives we’ve all wondered …

Aussie Personal Finance Startup Pocketbook Hits 100,000 Users

Most people usually neglect keeping track of their personal finances. With multiple bank and credit card accounts, bank fees get all too much for us to handle. To put us back in control of our money, Aussie FinTech startup, Pocketbook has come to the rescue with an intuitive mobile app.<p>By solving a …

This is how you visualize the value of a college science degree

Higher education is a big sacrifice. At the cost of four to 10 years of slurping ramen noodles in a tin can of an apartment, colleges promise a big future paycheck that will make degreeless peers wild with envy. Simply telling graduates that college eventually pays off doesn’t do justice to the …