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Authentic Happiness

Positive psychology founder Dr. Martin Seligman's homepage. Here you'll find questionnaires, surveys and scales for deeper self-insight. Of particular note, the VIA Character Strengths survey.

Visit www.authentichappiness.org

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Kabat-Zinn has helped people the world over cope with stress, anxiety, pain and illness. The YouTube link below will take you to a 70-minute mindfulness session led by Kabat-Zinn.

Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nwwKbM_vJc

Lip Service: Smiles in Life, Death, Trust, Lies, Work, Memory, Sex and Politics

Nonverbal communication expert, Marianne LaFrance, focuses on the various consequences of a smile.

Visit www.mariannelafrance.com

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

This legendary work is a guide to finding meaning in difficult times. Frankl, a Holocaust-survivor and psychiatrist, could not have anticipated the power of his book which has sold more than 3 million English language copies. The link will take you to a Ted talk dating back to 1972.

Visit http://www.ted.com/talks/viktor_frankl_youth_in_search_of_meaning.html

Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson

In Fredrickson's book and on her website, you'll find the laboratory-tested tools a healthier, more vibrant and flourishing life.

Visit www.PositivityRatio.com

Science of Success by Heidi Grant Halvorson

From 9 Things Successful People Do Differently to Succeed, Halvorson delineates the steps to success.

Visit www.heidigranthalvorson.com

Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath

Gallup, the research organization that has studied human nature and behavior for more than 75 years, offers a strengths test you can do on your own. It requires purchase of their book.

Visit http://www.strengthsfinder.com/home.aspx

The changing world of work as seen by Dan Pink

Ahead of the curve, Dan Pink writes about today's working world. His four books are: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us; A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future; The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need; and, Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself.

Visit www.danpink.com

The Start-up of You, Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself and Transform Your Career

In his timely and powerful book, the co-founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, advises us to think of ourselves as a business.

Visit http://www.linkedin.com/in/reidhoffman

The Tipping Point and other ground-breaking books by Malcolm Gladwell

Gladwell's books include: Blink, The Power of Thinking Without Thinking; Outliers, The Story of Success; and, The Tipping Point, How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Visit www.gladwell.com

WISER, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement

Dedicated to improving the long-term financial security of all women through education and advocacy. Provide low and middle income women basic financial information in order to take financial control of their lives and increase awareness of the structural barriers that prevent women’s adequate participation in the nation’s retirement systems.

Visit www.wiserwomen.org

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