The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People


Author: David Niven

Genre: Psychology

Page Count: 204

Publication Date: 2000

Summary: Based on over 1,000 research studies, this book condenses scientific research on how to be happy into 100 practical and easy-to-implement ideas.  Each idea has a main point, an example, and data from a research study.

Recommended: Yes. This book condenses heavy research into a user-friendly format with ideas that range from turning off the TV to eating some fruit every day.

If You’re Offended: No problems here

Noteworthy Excerpts: “Rooting for a local sports team was found to have positive effects by providing a common interest with others in the community and increasing happiness by 4 percent.”    “The problems you spend your time and energy on should be both important and improvable. Otherwise, you are better off moving on to things you can change.”