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Why Hurricane Sandy Made Me Think of Winston Churchill.

I live in New York City, and the destruction in this region wrought by Hurricane Sandy is devastating. So many people’s homes and  neighborhoods and entire towns were destroyed, and many more people can’t get basic necessities. It’s overwhelming to think about the amount of work that needs to be done to put things right–and to guard against this kind …


Why Do I Feel Such Intense Happiness at the Thought of This Piece of Public Art?

Assay: I have a friend who is a working artist. She told me, “When I was starting out, I made money by working as a receptionist at a gallery. When my art career advanced enough so that I could quit that job, another artist friend told me, ‘Now you’ll be working all the time.’” “What exactly does that mean?” I …


Happiness Is…Platform 9 and 3/4 in New York City’s Union Square Station.

A friend sent me this photo. It made me so happy. I love New York City! And, of course, I love Harry Potter. * On Twitter? Follow me @gretchenrubin.


Be Nice. It Matters.

I’m working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone’s project will look different, but it’s the rare person who can’t benefit. Join in — no need to catch up, just jump in right now. Each Friday’s post will help you think about your own happiness project. Several times a week, I walk past the Sunshine Flowers …