Tagged: happiness


Sometimes The Headline Says It All

By chance, sometimes the U.S. News and World Report rankings provide actual insight validated by empirical evidence. This is one of those times.


Looking for Small Comforts in the Suburbs

The older I get the more I love the suburbs, or in our case the exurbs. I like the immediacy of all the amenities we need in one direction and the closeness of our...


David Brooks, Expertise, and the Fetishization of Happiness

People have been giving attention to David Brooks’ latest column.  This is good, because I have a soft spot for the incorporation of Yiddish into daily life, particularly the word “bagel,” and especially on...


memories & happiness

This post from Jonah Lehrer is interesting, but I also wonder if it’s entirely correct: Why don’t things make us happy? The answer, I think, has to do with a fundamental feature of neurons:...

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