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When a group of researchers asked young adults around the globe what their number one priority was in life, the top answer was "happiness". Not success, fame, money, looks, or love...but happiness. For a rising generation of young adults raised as digital natives in a fast-paced, ultra-connected world, authentic happiness still seems just out of reach. While social media often shows well-lit selfies and flawless digital personas, today's 16- to 25-year-olds are struggling to find real meaning, connection, and satisfaction right alongside their overburdened parents.
When Likes Aren't Enough tackles the ever-popular subject of happiness and well-being but reframes it for a younger listener struggling with Instagram envy and high-stakes testing, college rejections, and helicopter parents. Professor of positive psychology Dr. Tim Bono distills his most popular college course on the science of happiness into creative, often counterintuitive strategies for young adults to lead happier, more fulfilling lives.
Filled with exciting research, practical exercises, honest advice, and quotes and stories from young adults themselves, When Likes Aren't Enough is a master class for a generation looking for science-based, real-world ways to feel just a little bit happier every day.
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By Amazon Customer on 03-29-18
Almost certain I'll listen to this book again
Written and read by a college professor. The book is well written, clever, and the chapters are well structured. The studies described are interesting and the stories of the professors personal experiences and students make the contrast between scientific study and personal emotion very fluid. In the audiobook, it's a little difficult to understand when he's talking about himself rather than a student, but in most cases I didn't find that not knowing who the personal story belonged to detracted from the validity of the experience. I've recommended this to several of my friends who are science minded or currently in school.