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Story: Use a Short Phrase To Sum Up a Large Idea.

For the weekly videos, I now tell a story. I’ve realized that for me, and I think for many people, a story is what holds my attention and makes a point most powerfully. This week’s story: Use a short phrase to sum up a large idea.   If you want to read more along these lines, check out… Write your …


Secrets Revealed: A Simple (Lazy?) Way to Solve a Difficult Problem.

Over the weekend, I re-read Bertrand Russell’s  The Conquest of Happiness. It’s all about happiness (no surprise), but in an aside, Russell explains how he solves difficult intellectual issues. I think I’ve followed this strategy myself–not because I cleverly realized it was a good strategy, but because I was stumped, so put aside a question out of sheer desperation. Here’s …


Want to Boost Your Happiness? Start a Happiness-Project Group.

One of the happiness-project resolutions that I’ve found to be most effective – and also the most fun – is to Join or start a group. Since I started my happiness project, I’ve joined or started eleven groups (!). Some people are interested in starting or joining a group for people doing happiness projects – to my astonishment, thousands of …