driving in this morning i listened to a conversation a radio host was having with a researcher from Carleton U. this researcher just got a substantial grant to set up a happiness research lab to study happiness. one thing the researcher said was that happiness has a huge influence on productivity and health. it seems that unhappy people tend to get sick a lot and that really hit close to home (work). many of my co-workers have been getting sick lately, not just your average sick though. some have a cold that lingers for days and doesn't seem to get better, some have developed strange symptoms of immunodeficiency.