The Sweet Smell of … Happiness?

from The New York Times News Service Worried about how to succeed in life? Don't worry, be happy. That's the take-home message from a major new review of studies on the downstream benefits of personal happiness. While everyone knows that successful careers and relationships make people happy, new research suggests this process works both ways. "Perhaps happy people also have a lot of good things come to them because of their happiness, their sociability, their energy," says lead author Sonja Lyubomirsky, a professor of psychology at the […] Continue Reading

Calling All Campers

Announcing the launch of Beam Camp. Brian Cohen, camp founder, says "Beam Camp’s mission is guiding young people to discover how creativity and adaptive problem solving apply to the challenges of their relationships, work and world... Within the next five years, we would like to begin offering the Beam Camp experience to over two hundred campers every summer... Within the next ten years we would like to take the things we learn at Beam Camp and start a middle or high school. " Brian, a former record label executive, contacted me with a […] Continue Reading

Is That Blackberry Your New Sex-less Toy?

Husband and Wi-Fi /Wireless gadgets short-circuit sex drives By Miriam Kreinin Souccar Crain's New York Meghan Berger never imagined that her sex life would be affected when her boyfriend got a BlackBerry from his employer. But it didn't take long before she began to resent the device--almost as much as if it were another woman. Ms. Berger's investment banker boyfriend of five years brings the personal digital assistant on vacations, hides it under the table at restaurants, and even takes it into the bathroom. As if that addiction wasn't bad […] Continue Reading