Can money make you happier? Surprisingly, yes. Social psychologist Michael Norton, author of Happy Money and associate professor at Harvard, has some ideas. In this interview, we discuss the keys to spending wisely.
A few years ago, a team of researchers at New York University led by Daniela Schiller examined the neuroscience of how people form impressions of others. What do the results say about the way our brain interprets those first encounters?
Some people say that there’s no way to improve our luck because we can’t predict the future. To me, that’s like saying that you can’t prepare for the weather because you don’t know exactly what those clouds are going to do.
The goal of The Science of Luck is to find the keys to success, understand how we can maximize our opportunities in life, increase serendipity, and make the kind of discoveries and connections that make life worth living. Being lucky includes being successful, happy, and knowing yourself, so we'll also look at other fascinating findings in psychology and neuroscience that can help us live and work better.