Most of those surveyed for the report mentioned that positive impacts of social media include socializing with acquaintances and taking in more information.
Allow me to congratulate you on the arrival of the New Year and to extend to you all my best wishes for your perfect health and lasting prosperity.
Tom Rath and Jim Harter authors of the book Wellbeing, studied diverse people in more than 150 countries around the world and found that there were 5 interconnected dimensions that were important in shaping their lives. The dimensions are:
Career Well-being is a large part of well-being as it is how we spend most of our days. People who are highly engaged in their work will have less overall stress and can decrease their risks for anxiety and depression. Increase your career well-being: Ensure that you are able to use the skills you feel are your strongest. This will help to make sure you are satisfied and lead to both higher quantity and quality of work.
Social Well-being encompasses a large part of our time not spent at work and includes almost all of our personal and professional relationships. It is important to find people at home and at work that can have a positive outlook and effect on you during the day. Increase your social well-being: Try strengthening the mutual connections in your network of friends, family and co-workers and surround yourself with positive and happy people.
Financial Well-being is being able to effectively manage your economic life. Studies have shown that spending money on oneself will not lead to better wellbeing for you and will more likely lead to more concern around money in the future. Increase your financial well-being: Spend money on experiences, like a dinner with friends or vacation with loved ones or put money aside in a savings account.
Physical Well-being is not only being generally healthy and feeling well, but also having the energy to participate in the activities in which you would be interested. This is probably the most discussed wellbeing topic, but is still neglected. Increase your physical well-being: Make sure to exercise regularly, eat plenty of fruits and vegetable, and make sure to get some sleep!
Community Well-being is feeling a sense of engagement in the area in which you live. Everyone will have different criteria here and it is important to choose, if at all possible, a place that meets as many of your personal requirements as possible. Increase your community well-being; Try opting into community events with people who share your passions or volunteer in community groups to give back.
Nearly four in 10 US residents say the severity of recent natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy is evidence the world is coming to an end, as predicted by the Bible, while more than six in 10 blame it on climate change, according to a poll released on Thursday.
For a few years, Namibia's dollar has been depreciating against many currencies, providing affordable opportunities for travel. The best-priced flights generally avoid South African and European school-holiday times, especially late December and January.
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TextPride was a fine business, but a tiny one. Meanwhile, the market for messaging apps was exploding. Facebook FB 0.61% bought WhatsApp for $19 billion; that service now has 700 million monthly active users. Tango, an app with 250 million registered users, is worth $1.5 billion. Kik has 200 million registered users. Snapchat, worth $10 billion, has 100 million users. A new study, commissioned by Kik, shows that U.S. users now spend more time on average in messaging apps than they do on social networking apps. The only problem? These messaging apps need ways to make money, and there’s no reasonable way for advertisers to wedge themselves into conversations between friends.
The writer is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment and a former World Bank country director for China. Read other predictions for the world economy, politics and finance in 2012 at www.ft.com/thealist