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Guess: What Are the “Two Types of Perfect,” According to B. J. Novak?

“In my opinion, there are two types of perfect. The first is the type that seems so obvious and intuitive to you and everyone else that in a perfect world it would simply be considered standard; but, in reality, in our flawed world, what should be considered standard is actually so rare that it has to be elevated to the …


What Habits Are Best for Creativity?

When I tell people that I’ve been working on Better Than Before, my book about habit change, many people ask, “What habits are best for creativity? What habits help people think creatively — and also, actually produce?” Often, people make the case for adopting a particular habit by pointing to a renowned figure who practiced that habit, with great success. …


Revealed! Book Club Choices for November.

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 Shop at the …


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 …