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The blue zones of happiness : a blueprint for a better life
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2017]

Physical Description:
287 pages : illustrations, graphs, tables ;
What is happiness? -- What we now know about happiness -- Happiness in Costa Rica -- Happiness in Denmark -- Happiness in Singapore -- Lessons to leaders -- Designing happy communities -- Designing the workplace -- Designing your social network -- Designing your home -- Designing financial well-being -- Designing your inner life -- Conclusion: the power nine of happiness.
"New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner reveals the surprising secrets of what makes the world's happiest places-- and shows you how too apply these lessons to your own life"


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Book 158 BUE 1 .SOURCE. 10/17 BT
Book 158 BUE 1
Book 158 BUETTNER 1 .SOURCE. BT 9-22-17

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In this inspiring book, Buettner offers game-changing tools for setting up your life to be the happiest it can be. In these illuminating pages, you'll- Meet the world's Happiness All-Stars-inspiring individuals born in places around the world that nurture happiness as well as Americans boosting well-being in their own communities. Discover how the three strands of happiness-joy, purpose, and satisfaction-weave together in different ways to make Denmark, Costa Rica, and Singapore some of the world's happiest places. Use the Blue Zones Happiness Test to pinpoint areas in your life where change could bring more happiness-and then find practical steps to make those changes. Learn the Top 10 ways to create happiness, as revealed by a panel of the world's leading experts convened specifically for this project. Boost your own happiness by applying the lessons of Blue Zones Project communities-America's largest preventive health care project, which has already improved the health and happiness of millions of people across the United States.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Buettner (The Blue Zones Solution) brings substantive research and an emphasis on health to the by-now-familiar happiness trend in self-health literature. Focusing on "designing your life to make it happier," his book offers "simple, evidence-based steps" based on scientific research. In previous books, Buettner identified five areas around the globe where people live the longest, which he calls "blue zones." Applying the same concept to happiness, he pinpoints the regions where people report the highest levels of satisfaction and fulfillment. Using case studies and examples, he tells the stories of these communities, along with advice on how to apply their philosophies. He also explores personal happiness and the influences that can shape a sense of contentment, such as one's community, home, and workplace. Listing the "three Ps of happiness"-pleasure, purpose, and pride-Buettner discusses how these elements feature in the lives of the world's happiest people and provides a "Blue Zones Happiness Test" designed to help readers evaluate their own situations. The book's appendix lists an international panel of experts and their personal recommendations. Filled with realistic, constructive information, this book is a useful manual for individuals and communities to take the initiative toward happier, healthier lives. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.