August 7, 2009
When “natural” happiness withers under the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, it’s nice to know we can just make some more.
Making happiness may not be as easy as whipping up a batch of double chocolate brownies, but psychologist Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, says that we humans have the capacity to manufacture happiness, and that “synthetic” happiness is indistinguishable from “natural” happiness.
August 5, 2009
Photos via: University of Texas Press
Tourism this season, possibly seasons future, may find us staying closer to home, opting for economically modest destinations—a long weekend in Chicago in lieu of a ten-day cruise down the Rhine; New York for museums; a quick jaunt to Santa Fe; Pittsburgh, as opposed to Vienna or the south of France. (Hold that thought.)
Herman Miller Journal
August 3, 2009
You can’t imagine how great it is to see our company newspaper, Spirit, come out for the third year in a row. We do it on a shoestring budget with volunteer help from many employee-writers, photographers, and editors. I’m one of the editors, and reading Spirit is the best way to find out about all the great things that go on at Herman Miller—environmental work, volunteer programs, business triumphs. In a company of 4,000 employees, it’s amazing the variety of interests and depth of feeling among Herman Miller people all over the world. Spirit is 40 pages of life at Herman Miller over the past year!
By Clark Malcolm