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Monday Viewing: Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness


This is a very old, early TED talk – but it’s well worth a watch, despite the terrible quality! Dan Gilbert makes an interesting case for the existence of ‘synthetic happiness’ – the happiness we create when we don’t get what we want.

Watch it – and you’ll find yourself taking note of when YOU have created ‘synthetic happiness’ in your own life…

~ Jess


Van Den has written 318 posts in this blog.

Jess Van Den is the editor of Create & Thrive, and has been a full-time creative entrepreneur since 2010. She makes eco-conscious, contemporary, handmade sterling silver jewellery under the Epheriell label, and blogs about her jewellery and other beautiful things at You can catch her on twitter @JessVanDen.

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