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How to be Happy

I’ve mentioned Richard Wiseman before. He’s a professor who specialises in the psychology of happiness.

By coincidence the first time I read about him was in the Times when I was enjoying my coffee and dram at Dalwhinnie (see yesterday’s posting).

Professor Wiseman has a ready supply of simple techniques to make you feel happier. His latest suggestion is that you simply think of something pleasant or good that happened to you the previous day. In most of the people tested this resulted in an immediate 15% boost in happiness (although quite how you measure happiness by percentage isn’t clear)

Anyhoo, here he is to explain it.

Too simple?

I wonder. I try to be optimistic. It even works for Dumbarton supporters you know!

I’m going to get his book and report back.


You Come From Where?

Occasionally this blog is reduced to the status of sniggering schoolboy ( click here for example ).

However I was reading yesterday about a village in Newfoundland in Canada whose population has never risen much and has declined in the last 100 years so that it is now little over 200. I’m left to wonder why this is and I’m surprised that I hadn’t heard of it until now.



On a similar level of sniggeryness, I wondered if the missing letter on the Canal Restaurant sign was perhaps one of the less fortunate of the genre and if it had maybe had a negative effect on business.

Their customer care policy is retentive.

Their customer care policy is retentive.