How to get happy

first_imgWhat makes Derek and Sissela Bok happy? Family tops the list. Sharing in each other’s work also ranks high.The former Harvard president and his wife, a current Harvard fellow, offered their perspectives on happiness, the impact it has on teaching, and their approaches to well-being in political and philosophical contexts, during a discussion on Tuesday (Sept. 28) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE).Howard Gardner, the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, moderated the discussion.The couple is well-schooled in the topic. Derek Bok recently penned “The Politics of Happiness: What Government Can Learn From the New Research on Well-Being,” while his wife Sissela is the author of “Exploring Happiness: From Aristotle to Brain Science.”In addition to family, the Boks said they revel in each other’s opinions and intuitions. Reviewing and editing each other’s work, sharing ideas and insights, and discussing books and articles is also rewarding, they agreed. Derek Bok said he was grateful to be able to draw on his wife’s vast knowledge of fields such as philosophy, literature, and psychology, calling that “hugely helpful” in his own work.Responding to a question about the role that media can play in people’s happiness, Sissela Bok, a senior visiting fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, said children as early as age 2 have a capacity for empathy and concern for others. “That can be either fostered or it can be eroded and worn down,” she said, “by the messages that come from the culture.”Children, she argued, have to resist messages from media that inundate them with visions of happiness and violence, and learn to “be skeptical” from an early age.Derek Bok said the overall conclusion drawn from his research concerns what fundamentally makes people happy. It’s ultimately not a flush bank account that sits at the true center of happiness, he said, but what people do that brings lasting joy.“On the whole, the things that happy people do and the things that make you happy tend to be things that are good for society and good for other people,” said Bok, such as being active in your community, being in a strong marriage, and engaging in “senseless acts of kindness.”In relating happiness to the academic realm, Derek Bok said less attention should be placed on the drive to develop a competitive workforce, and more should be geared toward creating a better-rounded education.Developing “ skills in the workplace comes at the expense of things that make people happier, like art and music and civic engagement … exercise, sports, and athletic pursuits,” said Bok.In colleges, teachers need to do a better job of informing students about “different professions, different vocations, different callings, and what we know about the effect they have on happiness.” Professional schools too should do more than just teach facts, but offer their students a vision of how they can “achieve a real sense of self-worth and fulfillment in a profession.”last_img read more

El Gobernador anuncia la reapertura limitada de las actividades recreativas al aire libre en todo el estado para ayudar a los residentes de Pennsylvania a mantener una salud mental y física positivas

first_img Español,  Press Release,  Public Health Con el fin de garantizar que los residentes de Pennsylvania tengan oportunidades de disfrutar de la recreación al aire libre de manera segura como una forma de mantener una salud física y mental positivas, y conforme a las órdenes estatales de quedarse en casa para mitigar la propagación de la COVID-19, el Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció hoy que la Administración Wolf está levantando algunas restricciones a las empresas relacionadas con ciertas actividades al aire libre.A partir del viernes 1 de mayo, los campos de golf, las marinas, los viajes de pesca guiados y los campamentos de propiedad privada pueden reabrir en todo el estado. Se les exige que cumplan con la guía de soporte vital para empresas y con las preguntas frecuentes publicadas por la Administración Wolf que incluyen información específica sobre la manera en que estas industrias recreativas al aire libre pueden reanudar sus actividades al tiempo que se prioriza la salud y la seguridad públicas. Los campamentos en los parques estatales permanecerán cerrados hasta el jueves 14 de mayo.“Los residentes de Pennsylvania se han mantenido resilientes a lo largo de esta crisis de la COVID-19. A medida que continuamos aplanando la curva con éxito para proteger nuestra salud física, es crucial que también nos centremos en nuestra salud física y mental durante estos tiempos sin precedentes. A medida que el clima se torna más cálido y los días se alargan por la luz del sol, disfrutar tiempo al aire libre es una manera importante de controlar el estrés”, dijo Wolf. “A medida que comenzamos a dar pasos medidos y limitados para reabrir nuestro estado, la reapertura de estas industrias ayudará a reconstruir nuestra economía y fortalecer nuestra salud mental”.Según un estudio reciente de la Kaiser Family Foundation, cerca de la mitad (45%) de los adultos en los Estados Unidos informaron que su salud mental se ha visto afectada negativamente debido a la preocupación y el estrés entorno a la COVID-19 con la posibilidad de que la carga probablemente continúe incluso cuando la amenaza de la pandemia disminuya.Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) publicaron guías sobre las visitas a parques y centros recreativos. Las empresas deben seguir estas guías en todo el estado y al realizar actividades al aire libre mientras la declaración de desastre estatal siga vigente. Las guías garantizarán la seguridad de las personas y las familias que participan en actividades al aire libre. Cumplir con ellas ayudará a disminuir la propagación de la COVID-19.Quédese cerca de casa: se alienta a los residentes de Pennsylvania a disfrutar de las actividades recreativas al aire libre permitidas dentro de su comunidad y evitar llenar de personas a los destinos populares.Practique el distanciamiento social: mantenga el mínimo recomendado a 6 pies de distancia entre sus compañeros recreacionistas. También se recomienda a los residentes de Pennsylvania el uso de una máscara o una prenda protectora que cubra la nariz y la boca cada vez que salgan. Si el estacionamiento en un parque está lleno o hay demasiadas personas en el mismo sendero, busque un lugar alternativo para recrearse. Cruce la calle para evitar pasar corriendo a otro corredor o espere más tiempo en un hoyo de golf para que un compañero de golf avance.Minimice el riesgo para los demás: las personas solo deben salir si se sienten saludables y no han estado expuestas a alguien que haya dado positivo en la prueba de COVID-19.Practique una buena higiene: lávese las manos con frecuencia con jabón y agua tibia durante 20 segundos. Si no dispone de agua y jabón, use un desinfectante para manos que contenga al menos 60% de alcohol. Evite las superficies que se tocan con frecuencia, como las manijas de puertas y las barandas.Tenga un plan: cree un plan de seguridad antes de salir al aire libre. Explique a los niños la necesidad de mantenerse alejados de los demás, incluso si se encuentran con un amigo mientras están afuera. Discuta con los socios el distanciamiento social mientras está en el campo de golf. Piense en cómo evitar a otros corredores de manera segura cuando esperan para cruzar la calle al mismo tiempo.“Practicar el distanciamiento social requiere un poco de planificación y paciencia, pero es necesario si queremos continuar aplanando la curva al tiempo que aseguramos que los residentes de Pennsylvania tengan oportunidades de desestresarse y hacer ejercicio físico”, dijo Wolf. “Encontrar el equilibrio entre disfrutar al aire libre y mantenerse a salvo solo es posible cuando todos los residentes de Pennsylvania respetan las mismas precauciones. Es crucial que todos los residentes de Pennsylvania cumplan con las guías de seguridad para permitir que estas actividades al aire libre sigan estando disponibles para el público”.Para obtener la información más actualizada sobre la COVID-19, visite on.pa.gov/coronavirus.Ver esta página en inglés. 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Pochettino: Lloris going nowhere

first_img Press Association The 28-year-old, who last summer extended his deal to 2019, has made no secret of his desire to return to European football’s elite competition, but Pochettino does not worry that desire could see him push for a move to Manchester United. “There are a lot of rumours,” the Spurs head coach said. “Hugo is very happy to be here. “His commitment with the club is high. I think we need to be happy because if Manchester United want Lloris, it’s because he’s a great goalkeeper. “We have a very good goalkeeper, but Hugo has a contract here and he is happy here and he wants to get success here.” Put to Pochettino that Lloris has stated his desire to play Champions League football, he retorted: “Yes, but keen to play in the Champions League with Tottenham, not with another club. “He told me that ‘I want to play in the Champions League with Tottenham’. After in the interview, I don’t know.” Pochettino has not spoken to Lloris about staying at Spurs – “you don’t need to convince him to stay because he has a four-year contract” – and rejected the notion that he may have missed the season opener due to the talk over his future. The Spurs boss insisted the goalkeeper started from the bench as he was recovering from a fractured wrist, unlike United’s want-away goalkeeper David de Gea. Mauricio Pochettino is not expecting Hugo Lloris to go anywhere after the Tottenham captain told him he wants to help bring Champions League football back to White Hart Lane. “No, no, no,” he said. “I didn’t take this decision because of all the rumours that happened. No, no, no. Hugo wasn’t ready. “Maybe if the game last week was Stoke City, he wouldn’t play, the same decision.” “I think that you misunderstand me. It is not about the injury. The player is not only one or two hands, one or two legs. It is about all. For me, he wasn’t fit to play 90 minutes.” Lloris is fit to replace back-up Michel Vorm in goal against Stoke on Saturday, when he will wear the captain’s armband. Pochettino confirmed the France international has succeeded Younes Kaboul as skipper, making him the third permanent Spurs captain since arriving nearly 15 months ago. Kaboul joined Sunderland this summer and Michael Dawson moved to Hull last year, with the Spurs boss laughing when the trend of captain’s leaving each summer was pointed out to him. “It is Hugo,” he said after saying the exit were merely a “co-incidence”. “Jan Vertonghen and Harry Kane are the vice-captains. “It was common sense. I think that Hugo deserves to be the captain and after we have Jan Vertonghen, Harry Kane. It’s a good reference for the group. It’s a very good mix.” It is three years since the France skipper swapped Lyon for north London, penning a four-year deal after arriving in a deal that could reach £11.9million. Upon signing, Lloris spoke of his confidence that Spurs could qualify for the Champions League, but three managers and three seasons on they have yet to do so. last_img read more

Bronte hits record form to win latest title

first_img12 Apr 2016 Bronte hits record form to win latest title English women’s champion Bronte Law broke three records as she powered to her latest win on the US women’s college circuit. She set a course record of eight–under 64 in the first round of the PING/ASU Invitational Tournament at the ASU Karsten Golf Course in Arizona. It was also the lowest round in the history of women’s golf at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she is a student. The world number four played the next two rounds in four-under (71 69) to finish on 12-under, setting a tournament record, and winning by three shots. It’s her second success of the college year, having previously won the Stanford Intercollegiate in October. In between, she has been second and tied-fourth on two occasions – and she’s currently ranked as the number one US women’s college player by GolfWeek. Law, from Bramhall in Cheshire, is no stranger to low scores. When she won her second English women’s championship last summer at Hunstanton in Norfolk she opened with nine-under 63 and went on to win on 13-under – and by 16 shots. Already this season she’s been joint runner up in the South American amateur and played in the first women’s Major of the season, the Ana Inspiration. She’s odds-on make her third appearance in the Curtis Cup this summer. Law is a member of England Golf’s women’s squad.last_img read more