In the Science of Well-being course on Coursera, Professor Laurie Santos referenced a small study in 2012 called When the Job is a Calling, by Harzer & Ruch, that suggested those happiest at their jobs (in the sense of considering it a calling) were those who used 4 (up to 7) of their Signature Strengths (Top 5 or 7 Character Strengths). There were only 111 participants in that survey, which is hardly enough to be convincing for most people, even if the statistical derivations show there is “statistically significant” difference (i.e. on the graph, the thin vertical lines on the dot relating to 4 on the horizontal axis does not overlap those of dots for 3 or smaller). The mind just doesn’t buy into the math at some point, and just 111 participants is way below that point for me. Why they only had 111 participants is not known but I’d never publish anything with just that few numbers if it were only a matter of taking a survey rather than having to do heart surgeries!
Who’s More of a Psycho, Donald Trump or Anthony Weiner?
After having been put in his place by President Barack Obama and shutting up for a while, Donald Trump decided to make an ass of himself again today by taking to YouTube and calling disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner “a psycho”.
If you’re that interested in what the Donald has to say, you can look it up yourself because I’m not wasting my time to find it for a link or be willing to embed the video on my site.
But the Trumpster calling someone else a psycho??? C’MON MAN!!!
Seriously… oh, yeah. I forgot. You can’t take the Donster seriously.