The Pursuit of Happy

Pleasure-inducing innovations to alleviate depression
Implications - To counteract stress-induced health issues, more consumers are looking for ways to elevate their happiness. The economic crisis has taken its toll on health, lending appeal to positive designs, exercises and business concepts that promote joy and cater to this bliss-seeking crowd.
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Mild Top 6 Examples: 74,705 Total Clicks Jul 09 - Mar 10
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Happy Face Editorials - Sasha Pivovarova is Liza Minnelli in September's Vogue Paris
SCORE: 3.9
Warm 11,854 Clicks Pub: Aug 22, 09
Happy Face Editorials
Sasha Pivovarova is Liza Minnelli in September's Vogue Paris
In yet another celebrity impersonation-themed editorial, from the September edition of Vogue Paris comes this tribute to the sultry Liza Minnelli in her role as Lucille Austero from the television show… [More]
Stress-Sensing Watches - The Biofeedback StressWatch Tells You When You Need to Take a Deep Breath
SCORE: 5.5
Warm 22,398 Clicks Pub: Sep 25, 09
Stress-Sensing Watches
The Biofeedback StressWatch Tells You When You Need to Take a Deep Breath
I was once told that a person chooses to stress, but sometimes you need a little help knowing when this choice is being made: enter this biofeedback StressWatch. If you don’t know what I mean by ‘choosing… [More]
Bliss-Inducing Cafes - 'Van Gogh is Bipolar' Restaurant Serves Up Happy Hormones
SCORE: 4.7
Mild 15,719 Clicks Pub: Sep 30, 09
Bliss-Inducing Cafes
'Van Gogh is Bipolar' Restaurant Serves Up Happy Hormones
Imagine if you could chase away depression simply by visiting a restaurant. In the Philippines you can! The ‘Van Gogh is Bipolar’ cafe in Quezon City in the Philippines serves only foods that contain… [More]
Cloud Nine Home Design - Bengt and Lotta Make Ridiculously Happy Textiles
SCORE: 3
Mild 11,614 Clicks Pub: Oct 3, 09
Cloud Nine Home Design
Bengt and Lotta Make Ridiculously Happy Textiles
It’s hard to imagine any unhappiness in Sweden. Bengt and Lotta textiles are the latest examples of how Swedes are bursting at the seams with good thoughts and enthusiasm. Bengt and Lotta is a design… [More]
Effortless Exercising - Chi Machine Combines Vibrating Exercise and Inner Peace
SCORE: 4.6
Mild 4,382 Clicks Pub: Sep 4, 09
Effortless Exercising
Chi Machine Combines Vibrating Exercise and Inner Peace
The Chi Machine is the latest in a long line of exercise machines that claim to do all the work for you. The difference here, we think, is the combination of effortless exercise and mind-body harmony,… [More]
Indie Rock Yoga - The Wanderlust Festival Combines Music, Yoga and Nature in Lake Tahoe
SCORE: 4.7
Mild 8,738 Clicks Pub: Jul 30, 09
Indie Rock Yoga
The Wanderlust Festival Combines Music, Yoga and Nature in Lake Tahoe
Indie rock yoga festivals? Oh yah, I'm all about this. The Wanderlust festival in Lake Tahoe, California combined music by artists like Broken Social Scene, Andrew Bird and Girl with professionally instructed… [More]
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