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This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science

This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science You don’t need to be happy all the time. LOWRI DOWTHWAITE, THE CONVERSATION 12 JAN 2018 Over the past two decades, the positive psychology movement has brightened up psychological research with its science of happiness, human potential and flourishing. It argues that psychologists should not only investigate mental illness but also what makes life worth living. The founding father of positive psychology, Martin Seligman, describes happiness as experiencing frequent positive emotions, such as joy, excitement and contentment, combined with deeper feelings of meaning and purpose. It implies a positive mindset in the present and an optimistic outlook for the future. Importantly, happiness experts have argued that happiness is not a stable, unchangeable trait but something flexible that we can work on and ultimately strive towards. I have been running happiness workshops for the last four years based on the evidence from the above field of psychology. The workshops are fun and I have earned a reputation as “Mrs Happy”, but the last thing I would want anyone to believe is that I am happy all the time. Striving for a happy life is one thing, but striving to be happy …

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Britain’s new energy mix

Chris Case, ‎Bob Underwood, ‎Jesse Zuck Britain Now Generates Twice as Much Electricity From Wind as Coal, And That’s a Big Deal There’s no turning back now. GRANT WILSON & IAIN STAFFELL, THE CONVERSATION 8 JAN 2018 Just six years ago, more than 40 percent of Britain’s electricity was generated by burning coal. Today, that figure is just 7 percent. Yet if the story of 2016 was the dramatic demise of coal and its replacement by natural gas, then 2017 was most definitely about the growth of wind power. Ireland shares an electricity system with the Republic and is calculated separately), up from 10 percent in 2016. This increase, a result of both more wind farms coming online and a windier year, helped further reduce coal use and also put a stop to the rise in natural gas generation. Great Britain’s annual electrical energy mix 2017. (National Grid and Elexon) In October 2017, the combination of wind, solar and hydro generated a quarter of Britain’s electricity over the entire month, a new record helped by ex-hurricane Ophelia and storm Brian.Great Britain’s annual electrical energy mix 2017 per month. (National Grid and Elexon) Since that record month, large new offshore wind …

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Renewable energy

Germany Had So Much Renewable Energy Over Christmas It Had to Pay People to Use It This is the future. JEREMY BERKE, BUSINESS INSIDER 4 JAN 2018 People in Germany essentially got paid to use electricity on Christmas. Electricity prices in the country went negative for many customers – as in, below zero – on Sunday and Monday, because the country’s supply of clean, renewable power actually outstripped demand, according to The New York Times. How this happens The phenomenon is less rare than you may think. Germany has invested over US$200 billion in renewable power over the last few decades, primarily wind and solar. During times when electricity demand is low – such as weekends when major factories are closed, or when the weather is unseasonably sunny – the country’s power plants pump more electricity into the grid than consumers actually need. The disparity arises because wind and solar power are generally inconsistent. When the weather is windy or sunny, the plants generate a lot of electricity, but all that excess power is difficult to store. Battery technology is not quite advanced enough to fully moderate the supply to the grid. So when the weather is hot, like it …

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Three simple step to master new subject ala Feynman

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique. BEC CREW 3 JAN 2018 As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than ever, and those child geniuses who can speak five different languages become our favourite dinnertime conversation, because how do they even do that? But mastering unfamiliar subjects, whether you’re still in school or not, doesn’t have to be so painful. Take it from Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Richard Feynman. He stumbled on a three-step formula that makes you learn anything not just faster, but on a deeper level too. As Shane Parrish explains over at Medium, Richard Feynman exemplified the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something”. What does that mean? Feynman explained it once in an interview, saying that someone could show you a little golden-breasted bird, and tell you it’s a brown-throated thrush. They could tell you it’s called a halzenfugel in German, and the Chinese call it a chung ling.  You could remember these facts for the rest of your life, but you’d still know nothing about the actual bird – where it lives, how …

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