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The Blue Zones of Happiness

Lessons from the World's Happiest People
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Summary

In this inspiring book, Buettner offers game-changing tools for setting up your life to be the happiest it can be. In this illuminating book, you'll:

  • Meet the world's Happiness All-Stars - inspiring individuals whose ways of boosting well-being can influence your home and community as well.
  • Discover the three strands of happiness - pleasure, purpose, and pride - that weave together in different ways in the world's happiest places.
  • Use the Blue Zones Happiness Test to pinpoint areas in your life where change could bring more happiness - and then find practical steps to make those changes.
  • Learn what researchers on happiness consider the top ways to create personal and nationwide happiness, as revealed by a blue-ribbon panel of world experts convened for this book.
  • Boost your own happiness with the Happiness Power 9 - Buettner's final assessment of the most important lessons to be learned from the world's happiest people and places.

©2017 Dan Buettner (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-01-18

Missing PDF

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes. Its a good reminder for personal actions towards happiness.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Patrick Lawlor and Dan Buettner ?

Depends on topic

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

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The narrator describes exercises readers as supposed to complete. There's no pdf with the audio book. I'm just at the beginning but the narrator stated results from these exercises would be used later in the book. I'll take from the book what I can but a bit annoyed because I'm not getting the full experience.

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  • N. Chowdhury
  • 24-03-18

Meaningful and thought provoking!!

Migrating from a poor country to USA and now after achieving the career goals I can easily concur with the writer that happiness is about purpose and environment has a lot to do with it. This book is a great reminder for what truly matters in human life!!

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  • Sarah
  • 19-01-18

listened 2 times and bought hard copy

If you're interested in increasing your happiness this is the #1 book to check out.

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  • Scott R Palma
  • 01-01-18

Pretty good.

Overall good, but somewhat repetitive. Also, a lot on public policy which isn't necessarily bad, but I expected it to me more self help in nature.

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  • catherine
  • 18-07-18

Great Uplifting Read

This book is worth the read as it brings your attention to life's important experiences and how to be certain you stay tuned into them and focus on what is truly important - living a happy and healthy life.

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  • Mommaothree
  • 10-07-18

Great Read! So with your time

I loved this. As a health care professional I am interested in healthy communities. As a traveler I love to learn how many people live...

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  • Danna
  • 06-03-19

On the fence

The author made some good points... but overall the book kept repeating itself and seemed like a pitch for socialism. In a nutshell we shouldn’t work very hard, ride bikes, and everything should be free.

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  • Roy
  • 13-11-17

Socialism Platform

This book reeks of a Socialist undertow. Socialism us wonderful exept for its one major flaw. It doesn't work!!!!!!.

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