Scientists and academics have spent entire careers investigating what makes people happy. But hidden in obscure scholarly journals and reports, their research is all too often inaccessible to ordinary people. Now the bestselling author of the 100 Simple Secrets series distills the scientific findings of over a thousand of the most important studies on happiness into easy-to-digest nuggets of advice. Each of the hundred practices is illustrated with a clear example and illuminated by a straightforward explanation of the science behind it to show you how to transform a ho-hum existence into a full and happy life.
Believe in yourself: Across all ages, and all groups, a solid belief in one's own abilities increases life satisfaction by about 40 percent, and makes us happier both in our home lives and in our work lives.
Turn off your TV: Watching too much TV can triple our hunger for more possessions, while reducing our personal contentment by about 5 percent for every hour a day we watch.
Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software In "Two Bits", Christopher M. Kelty investigates the history and cultural significance of Free Software, revealing the people and practices that have transformed not only software, but also music, film, science, and education. Free Software is a set of practices devoted to the collaborative creation of software source code that is made... Business Aspects of Web Services
In April 2009, one of the authors of this book, Thomas Meinl, was attending the
World Wide Web conference in Madrid, Spain. There, he gave a talk, in which he
presented the idea of Web service reservation via derivative mechanisms. During
the following discussions, it became clear that for many researchers, practitioners
Matrix Algorithms, Volume II: Eigensystems This book, Eigensystems, is the second volume in a projected five-volume series entitled Matrix Algorithms. The first volume treated basic decompositions. The three following this volume will treat iterative methods for linear systems, sparse direct methods, and special topics, including fast algorithms for structured matrices.
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