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Story: Preparation Is an Essential Part of Execution.

This week’s video story: Preparation is an essential part of execution. I didn’t plan this story for the last day of 2013, but it’s a great fit. For those of you thinking about how to make 2014 a happier year, taking the time to prepare and plan is an essential part of being able to execute your aims. I’ve become …


Trick Question: Can One Coin Make a Person Rich?

Assay: I’m struck, when I reflect back on my education–years in grade school, high school, college, law school–by the things I remember. From all those years of study, what do I retain? Not much. But at odd moments, a random fact or  snatch of poetry or phrase will float into my mind. For instance, I can never see a daffodil …


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 …


“When Students Are Inspired, They and Their Teachers Are Happier.”

Happiness interview: Andrew Mangino. I first met Andrew Mangino through email, when he wrote to tell me about his extremely ambitious, thought-provoking new venture, The Future Project, of which he’s Co-Founder and President. The Future Project is a project “to unite young Americans in dynamic partnerships to build projects that change the world.” It will launch in the fall in …


Ever Had Such an Intense Interest in a Subject That Learning Was Easy?

As I’ve noted here before, I’ve recently become obsessed with the sense of smell — which has been an interesting experience, for several reasons. One reason: this obsession has reminded me about the nature of learning. I’ve been struck by how much I’ve learned in the last few weeks. I went from knowing almost nothing about the scent of smell …