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7 Tips for Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: How to stick to your New Year’s resolutions — 7 tips. The new year is approaching, and that means it’s the season for resolutions. I’m part of the 45% of Americans who usually make New Year’s resolutions; I’m a big believer in the power of small changes to make us happier. Along the …


Force Yourself To Wander.

2011 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2011 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2011 a happier year — and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge — welcome! This month’s theme is Creativity, and last week’s resolution was to Do something every day. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness? This week’s …


How Is Your Happiness Challenge Going? (Asking Again.)

Last month, I posed the question: “If you’re doing the 2011 Happiness Challenge, how is it going, now that we’ve reached the halfway point of the year?” Several people kindly pointed out that, although June is month 6 of the 12 months of the year, the year isn’t halfway over until July 1. Whoops! So I’m asking now, at the …


“So Many People Detract From Their Happiness By Worry About What Might Happen…and What People Think About Them.”

Interview: Alina Tugend. Alina Tugend writes the biweekly ShortCuts column for the New York Times business section, and she has a great new book that just hit the shelves: Better by Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong. One of my most helpful happiness-project resolutions is to Enjoy the fun of failure, and I’m very interested in how to deal …


Zoikes. Today is the 5-Year Anniversary of My Blog.

I'm on vacation, so I'm not posting this week, but I realized with a start that I started my blog five years ago, today. I remember so well writing that first post, and the terror of hitting the button to "publish." In The Happiness Project, I set out to test-drive the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and …