The Fascinating Science of Joy & Surprising Ways Technology Distracts You From Life
Did you know there is a day that is considered to be the most depressing day of the year? Yup. It happened just a few weeks ago. Why ls “Blue Monday” so depressing? Listen as I explain. https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/blue-monday-2021-uk-why-today-b1788755.html
You may never have thought about it but there is a real difference between happiness and joy. In fact, you can make the argument that joy is what creates happiness. You may also not realize that there are things that are universally joyful. Things like balloons and bubbles and bright colors bring joy to virtually everyone. Ingrid Fetell Lee is an expert on design and joy and has a blog called The Aesthetics of Joy (https://aestheticsofjoy.com) . She is also author of the book Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness (https://amzn.to/3a4f8GM). Ingrid joins me to discuss the science of joy and how we can all bring more joy into our lives and why it is so important to do so.
You probably spend a lot more time on your phone and other devices than you think. The problem is that all the time you spend on those devices means you are NOT doing something else and not spending time with someone else. Joseph McCormack has studied this and has authored a book called Noise: Living and Leading When Nobody Can Focus (https://amzn.to/3cbgeTS). Listen as he explains how technology has become a “weapon of mass distraction” for so many of us and negatively impacting our lives. He then offers some simple strategies to combat the problem.
How important is it to rinse off all the food from jars and other recyclables? Listen as I explain just how clean it has to be and how some recyclables (like pizza boxes) actually can’t be recyclable. https://residentialwastesystems.com/blog/do-i-have-to-rinse-my-recyclables/
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