Chapter 8: Long and Happy life
Would Bogotá, Colombia be a desirable vacation destination for you?
You might be surprised by the changes that have happened there.
Can the largest police force in the world use The Moral Molecule to change their organization?
My work with the Los Angeles County Sheriff department shows it can.
Democracy depends on trusting politicians, at least a bit. Could the opposite be true, if we changed trust would political preferences change?
Travelling in rural Brazil, I noticed that nearly everyone watched the same soccer game and telenovela.
This shared experience can enhance life satisfaction and income by affecting the moral molecule. Here I am in Bahia, Brazil.
Are we "together alone" or "together together"?
Using social media has both benefits when it comes to building community as well as neurologic costs.
Is the Western world a "melting pot" or a mixed salad?
Germans who are ethnically Turkish demonstrate because they aren't even allowed into the "salad".
How does fairness affect society and morality?
The average CEO earns 400 times what a typically employee gets paid. Larry Ellison, CEO and founder of Oracle, earned almost one billion dollars between 2006-2011; median income in the U.S. is $46,000.
BONUS: Is education in the liberal arts still important?
I explain why it is. Here, Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist Robert Gupta plays a 1716 Stradivarius while we discuss why music is transformative.
The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle claimed that one should be virtuous because it will make you happy. Could there by any evidence for this?
Here is a picture of me being silly to make my daughters smile, a simple way to make others, and yourself, happy.