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Putnam: ‘Strongest predictors of happiness are social relationships’

Putnam: ‘Strongest predictors of happiness are social relationships’

A marriage can cause an increase in happiness equal to a quadrupling salary. Making a good friend is equal to tripling a salary. Belonging to a club can cause an increase in happiness equivalent to doubling a salary. And going on picnics three times a year is the same as receiving a 10 percent raise.
“By now, the strongest predictors of happiness by far are our social relationships,” said Robert Putnam, professor of public policy at Harvard University. “Money alone can buy you happiness, but not much.”

Musgrave: Transformation from farm boy to astronaut a product of hard work, determination

Musgrave: Transformation from farm boy to astronaut a product of hard work, determination

The man responsible for repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, flying six space missions and performing the first spacewalk on Space Shuttle Challenger’s first flight was a high school dropout.

Story Musgrave, who gave Wednesday’s morning lecture in the Amphitheater, kept the audience spellbound with the tale of his transformation from farm boy to NASA astronaut — accumulating seven master’s degrees along the way.