"Research done by the Free University of Bozen-Bolzanohas in Italy concluded that happy software developers are better at solving analytical problems. 'Even simple and short activities', the researchers note, 'may impact the affective states of software developers.'
Many large software companies have been providing various perks to developers, hoping that they will become more productive. Based on a study of 42 students from the Faculty of Computer Science, this research seems to validate that practice. Its findings suggest that 'the happiest software developers are more productive in analytical problem solving performance.' This is in contradiction to previous studies, most of which concluding that negative affective states foster analytic problem-solving performance.
(Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 12 2014, @11:04AM
I disagree with sex being on this list. I have all other things, and I don't feel like I need to have sex. Maybe it's just me, no sex drive. Fine. Guess I must be very lucky!
What is missing though is alcohol, good music and some pot once in a while. Missing those, now that would make life miserable for me.
(Score: 1) by timbim on Wednesday March 12 2014, @01:16PM
Not even a tingle down there? Have you seen Megan Fox?
(Score: 1) by TK on Wednesday March 12 2014, @07:27PM
I think alcohol is covered under esteem.
and I don't see why you were modded down. Your description fits the general theme of the comments: "happiness is different things to different people".
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