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Why too much Facebook can leave you feeling down

It’s only fair to share…Why too much Facebook can leave you feeling down Mai-Ly Nguyen Steers, University of Houston “Comparison is the thief of joy”, said former US president Theodore Roosevelt. Spoken more than a century ago, Roosevelt’s words highlight a fundamental truth that is just as relevant today. In the 1950s, the acclaimed social… Read more »

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In pursuit of happiness: why some pain helps us feel pleasure

It’s only fair to share…In pursuit of happiness: why some pain helps us feel pleasure Brock Bastian, UNSW Australia The idea that we can achieve happiness by maximising pleasure and minimising pain is both intuitive and popular. The truth is, however, very different. Pleasure alone cannot not make us happy. Take Christina Onassis, the daughter… Read more »