If you're a naturally kind and empathetic person, is it just your personality? Or is it actually in your DNA?
A new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests the latter. Researchers from California, Oregon and Toronto have identified a gene variation that seems to be linked with being caring and trustworthy.
Many happiness studies have tried to determine the financial price of happiness. Some studies look at wealth (savings while other happiness studies look at income.
One well-publicized happiness study in 2011 put the optimal income for happiness at around $75,000. According to the study rising income, it turns out, produces greater happiness until you get to around $75,000. After that, there are diminishing returns, with more income leading to little or no gain in real happiness.
There are three basic or key components for “success” (how ever you define success.) They are:
- A strategy
The strategy is the “big picture” of what you’d like to accomplish.
The tactics are the “how” you are going to get there. The mind-set is the catalyst for implementing the tactics.