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  • Happiness hacking to get rid of holiday blues
  • Happiness hacking to get rid of holiday blues
    Alex Proimos ©

Happiness hacking to get rid of holiday blues

What’s so good about going on holiday, anyway? Although it’s fun at the time, every good experience inevitably ends, and so too will those elevated levels of fleeting happiness. But this doesn't need to be the case – social psychologists are suggesting better ways to consider experiences.



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    Trying to escape from a locked room might sound like a scene from a horror movie, but people in the US are paying good money to live out this fantasy. What’s the appeal of ‘escape the room’ games, and how do they fit into an entertainment market soon to be dominated by virtual reality?

  • Americans are spending more on experiences Americans are spending more on experiences

    Macy's, Kohl's and J.C. Penney have all recorded weak sales in 2015. But while Americans might be spending less on clothes, homeware and televisions, people are still opening their wallets for a different kind of purchase – buying more experiences while cutting back on 'stuff'.

  • Article image 2015 Expert Outlook on Leisure

    How will we be spending our spare time in 2015? Will we be cocooning at home or trekking across town to discover the latest pop-up? How will the experience of attending a festival change and why is digital a danger to the leisure sector?

  • Article image The Great Escape: from product to experience

    As experiences – 'memorable events that engage people in inherently personal ways' – become the predominant economic offering, what are the implications for businesses and organisations?