Yes, You Can Cultivate Happiness

Brain scans of happy people help explain their ‘rose-tinted’ outlook

The brains of happy people are tuned to notice and enjoy the positives in life that may pass others by. Their happy dispositions and set them up for a ‘cycle of positivity.’ The positive outlook on life was not a reflection of naivety or ignorance of the world’s threats and dangers, but an enhanced response to positive events and the opportunities around them.

Not All Pronoia Is Occuring in the Wealthy West

Challenges at the Cutting Edge of Fighting Global Poverty

Halfway through the ten-year Millennium Village Project in rural Africa, the results are exciting: agriculture production is up significantly, free basic health care is in place, malaria is coming under control, many more children are in school, and farmers are organizing cooperatives to diversify their crops and raise incomes.