Train Yourself To Be Happy: 4 Coachable Parts of Your Mental Health

Report: Japanese utility executives turned blind eye to tsunami risk

According to official estimates, about 16,000 people died and thousands of people went missing in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake.

Executives at Tokyo Electric Power downplayed the risks of a deadly tsunami before the Fukushima Daiichi plant was crippled by meltdowns in the wake of a magnitude-9 earthquake in 2011, according to a Japanese press report.

The Asahi Shimbun reported Tuesday a former TEPCO employee who agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity had raised concerns of a potential accident along the Fukushima coast before the disaster, but his requests were routinely ignored…

Train Yourself To Be Happy: 4 Coachable Parts of Your Mental Health

Taking care of your mental health through daily actions—just like you would take care of your body by eating fruits and vegetables—may be the path forward through challenging times. A new framework suggests that mental well-being can be cultivated through practice in daily life. Essentially, we can train our brains to be happy.

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison hope the new framework can help define well-being, and the parts of it that they’ve found can be improved with training.1 The December paper was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The paper acknowledges a lack of industry standards for well-being, which in turn creates a lack of common language between therapists. The researchers argue that using consistent language can help healthcare professionals with both patient outreach and research…

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