phycology

Trump tactics: why America is voting for a bully

Trump tactics: why America is voting for a bully

Donald Trump’s bid to become US President is enduring far longer than anyone anticipated. Each time his campaign courts scandal, or his words spark public outrage, Trump emerges from the resulting media circus more popular than before. It doesn’t matter how outrageously he acts: the normal rules of politics do not seem to apply to Donald J. Trump.

Aristotle’s secret to happiness: what will make us happy now?

Aristotle’s secret to happiness: what will make us happy now?

According to Dr Tim Lomas and his recently-updated Positive Lexicography Project, there exist over 400 foreign terms for happiness that have no direct English translation.

Among them is “eudaimonia,” meaning “good spirit” or flourishing, which Aristotle deemed so important that he wrote his seminal work Nicomachean Ethics specifically to address the problem of how human beings could achieve it. 2,500 years later, Aristotle’s work remains the most influential theory of what it means to live a good human life.