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A Few Questions Aimed at Real Esate Brokers.

Sorry, this post is of limited interest. First question: are a real estate broker, a real estate agent, and a realtor the same thing (for practical purposes)? I realize that I’m not exactly sure. Second question: if you’re a member of that profession, would you be interested in a sticker to put on Happier at Home? Since Happier at Home …


13 Tips for Being Happy in Your New Home.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Thirteen tips for being happy in your new home. I’ve heard that a lot of people are giving Happier at Home as a gift to someone with a new home–recent grad, new roommate, newlywed, newly divorced, empty nester, downsizer, upsizer, new baby, new city. At times of transition like these, we give special …


7 Ways To Be Happier at Home.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 7 ways to be happier at home. In my new one-minute video book trailer, I list “Ten ways to be happier at home.” Some of those suggestions are serious, and some are goofy (to my surprise, my suggestion regarding purple has turned out to be fairly controversial).  Here’s another list of ways to …


Fighting Clutter? Go Shelf By Shelf.

“Order is Heaven’s first law,” wrote Alexander Pope, and one thing that has surprised me about happiness is the significance of clutter to happiness. In the context of a happy life, a roomy coat closet or a neat kitchen counter seems trivial — but somehow, it can have a disproportionate effect. For most people, and certainly for me, outer order …


10 Tips to Beat Clutter…in Less Than 5 Minutes.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 10 tips to beat clutter — in less than 5 minutes. It’s a Secret of Adulthood: for most people, outer order contributes to inner calm. I agree, in the context of a happy life, a crowded coat closet or a messy desk shouldn’t much matter. Nevertheless, I’ve found that getting control of clutter …