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Revealed! Book Club Choices for August. Happy Reading.

Yes, I said I was on vacation this week, but I forgot that it was time for the book club suggestions. So here I am, live from Kansas City, for a single post. Because nothing boosts happiness more than a great book, each month, I suggest: · one outstanding book about happiness or habits · one outstanding work of children’s …


13 Tips for Getting More Reading Done.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 13 tips for reading more. Of my hundreds of happiness-project resolutions, and of the habits I’ve tried to form, one of my very favorites is to Read more. Reading is an essential part of my work. It forms an important part to my social life. And far more important, reading is my favorite …


Finding It Hard to Change a Habit? Maybe This Explains Why.

This weekend, I spent a huge amount of time reading — ah, my favorite thing to do. One book I read was the Letters of James Agee to Father Flye. (I just read Agee’s A Death in the Family, and loved it, so wanted to more of his work.) Because I’m writing my book about habits — Better Than Before — …


Suffer from Insomnia? Try This Counter-Intuitive Trick.

I’ve been on a bender of reading Josephine Tey recently. I don’t like mysteries, usually, but I just discovered her, and for some reason I’ve really been in the mood for her books. In The Singing Sands, I came across a counter-intuitive trick for falling asleep. I’ve tried it now, myself, a few times, and it really works. He put …


Revealed! Book Club Choices for July. Happy Reading.

Because nothing boosts happiness more than a great book, each month, I suggest: · one outstanding book about happiness or habits · one outstanding work of children’s or young-adult literature–I have a crazy passion for kidlit · one eccentric pick–a widely admired and excellent book that I love, yes, but one that may not appeal to everyone I’ll post these …