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October 04, 2013

The Happiness Advantage
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It may sound like a cliché, but a Harvard professor says a positive attitude – being happy – can make you more successful. Then –if you’re a young or middle-aged American, chances are rising fast that you could have a stroke. A doctor shares the surprising facts you need to know.
Episode Segments:
InfoTrak: The Happiness Advantage
Conventional wisdom is that happiness is a result of success, but Shawn Achor author of The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work said his research in psychology and neuroscience has proven that the opposite is true: happy people become successful. He explains how employees and managers can reprogram their brains to become more positive in order to gain a competitive edge at work.
InfoTrak: Rise in Strokes Among the Young
The incidence of strokes among Americans age 45 and younger is rising dramatically. Dr. Ralph Sacco, MD,, immediate past-president of the American Heart Association, neurologist at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami explained the likely reasons for this trend and why he is so concerned about it. He talked about the types of disabilities that stroke victims face and the likelihood of recovery. He also suggested steps to prevent a stroke.
InfoTrak: Define Your Own Neatness
Sarah Welch, organizational expert, co-author of Pretty Neat: The Buttoned-Up Way to Get Organized and Let Go of Perfection said nearly everyone believes that they need to be more organized, but that media images have made it more intimidating than ever. She said that people need to stop holding themselves to impossibly high standards, and focus instead on defining their own, realistic organizational goals. She outlined the steps to get started.