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Problem area report: mental health

I am so excited I am about this report. It does such an excellent job at communicating a very complex - and at times confusing - topic such as mental health. I'm at least still struggling when talking to people about mental health and trying to summarize all the important aspects of if so I'm looking forward to sending them to this report and including it in our local career guide for EA Denmark. :) 

2020 Annual Review from the Happier Lives Institute

On a similar note, how does HLI relate to Seligman's well-being concept and PERMA measurement? In Flourish, he argues: "Well-being theory denies that the topic of positive psychology is a real thing; rather the topic is a construct - well-being - which in turn has several measurable elements [PERMA], each a real thing, each contributing to well-being, but none defining well-being (...) By contrast, life satisfaction operationalizes [="defines exhaustively"] happiness in authentic happiness theory [measured by life satisfaction]"

I am aware that life-satisfaction is currently a more realistic thing to incorporate as a measurement into intervention and that PERMA is covered in the Positive Education paper. 
Thank you very much in advance! 

And thank you for the transparency regarding HLI's work both when it comes to research and organisational strategy. I found them highly useful for my own work and aspirations. 

Finally, a slightly random question: Which part of Layard's book did HLI contribute to? I just finished it a month ago. :) 

Stanford EA has Grown During the Pandemic; Your Group Can Too

Interesting concept with the screen-sharing. The alternative I know is to share your video – that in itself can be motivating for people even if they technically could be doing other things. However, I’m mainly used to co-working that integrates the daily goal setting technique, and even expands it so you set a goal before each session (if you do it pomodoro style) and check-in in the breaks about whether you reached your goal or not + get feedback/support from others if you are stuck. In that way, it will soon become very clear if one was just browsing on youtube instead of working  😊
Another tool that supports co-working is Complice: you can share videos, set your goals and sub-goals and it has a Pomodoro timer (that one can adjust for the room). It only has text chat option though and not video chat. Technically you have to pay for certain features but for me the free version was enough.

Using a Spreadsheet to Make Good Decisions: Five Examples

Thank you very much for this post, I really enjoyed your talk on the EAGxVirtual this year (which is what brought me here). I tried to look into the statistics courses you listed since I have similar goals to those you stated.  I was wondering about the credential scores on your top course: I looked a bit into it on Coursera and have struggled to find anything about its credentials. Can you enlighten me about it? Thank you very much in advance :)