Sonja Lyubomirsky Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. She has been conducting research on happiness for 28 years and has been awarded numerous grants including $1 million from the National Institute of Mental Health to conduct research on the possibility of permanently increasing happiness. She is the best selling author of  the books ‘The How of Happiness’ and ‘The Myths of Happiness’. Her research has been written up in hundreds of magazines and newspapers and she has appeared in multiple TV shows and feature documentaries. Her work has focused primarily on 3 critical questions: 1) What makes people happy? 2)  Is happiness a good thing? and 3) How can we make people happier still?

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Cal Newport graduated from Dartmouth College, earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009 and is now an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University where he explores the theoretical foundations of our digital age. He also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work. His most recent book, ‘Deep Work’ argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the knowledge economy and that individuals who cultivate their ability to concentrate without distraction will thrive. On publication, ‘Deep Work’ became an instant Wall Street Journal bestseller. Cal’s previous book, ‘So Good They Can’t Ignore You’ argues that “follow your passion” is bad advice.

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