Mariethel Garing

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Do You Want To Be Happy? Don't Set Your Expectations Too High

Sure, money can't buy you love, but it's hard to imagine that winning rewards won't make us happy.<p>It does, researchers say, but only if our immediate expectations aren't bigger than the size of the payoff. Disappointment squelches happiness.<p>"Your happiness increases only if you do better than you …

An Equation That Predicts Happiness

Researchers say the most important variable is your expectations.<p>Let’s talk about that age-old question: What is happiness?<p>Ben Franklin said it’s wine (or beer, in the more well-known version of the quote). <i>Peanuts</i> creator Charles Schultz said it’s a warm puppy; his brainchild Charlie Brown, in a …

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11 tricks to make your Android run faster

It’s frustrating to drop several hundred dollars on a high-end smartphone only to find that the smooth and speedy performance you expected remains elusive. Mid-rangers and the budget end of the market are even more prone to stuttering and lag. There are various ways to speed up that Android …

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Should You Block Social Media At Work?

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>Social media in the workplace is a hot button topic. As more employees are reprimanded or even …