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Love Undetectable: Andrew Sullivan on Why Friendship Is a Greater Gift Than Romantic Love
Love Undetectable: Andrew Sullivan on Why Friendship Is a Greater Gift Than Romantic Love

Reflections on the cornerstone of our flourishing.

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A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology
A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology

You’ll need pen, paper, and a silencer for cynicism.

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Kurt Vonnegut on the Secret of Happiness: An Homage to Joseph Heller’s Wisdom
Kurt Vonnegut on the Secret of Happiness: An Homage to Joseph Heller’s Wisdom

The meaning of life, in a short verse.

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How Art Can Save Your Soul
How Art Can Save Your Soul

“Art can be a source of help with our problems — our innermost problems — the problems of the soul.”

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Happy Birthday, Brain Pickings: 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living
Happy Birthday, Brain Pickings: 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living

Reflections on how to keep the center solid as you continue to evolve.

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Trying Not to Try: How to Cultivate the Paradoxical Art of Spontaneity Through the Chinese Concept of Wu-Wei
Trying Not to Try: How to Cultivate the Paradoxical Art of Spontaneity Through the Chinese Concept of Wu-Wei

“Our modern conception of human excellence is too often impoverished, cold, and bloodless. Success does not always come from thinking more rigorously or striving harder.”

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Stop Overplanning: The Psychology of Why Excessive Goal-Setting Limits Our Happiness and Success
Stop Overplanning: The Psychology of Why Excessive Goal-Setting Limits Our Happiness and Success

“Uncertainty is where things happen. It is where the opportunities — for success, for happiness, for really living — are waiting.”

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Henry James on Memory, Growing Older, and What Happiness Really Means
Henry James on Memory, Growing Older, and What Happiness Really Means

“I have led too serious a life; but that perhaps, after all, preserves one’s youth.”

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How Should We Live: History’s Forgotten Wisdom on Love, Time, Family, Empathy, and Other Aspects of the Art of Living
How Should We Live: History’s Forgotten Wisdom on Love, Time, Family, Empathy, and Other Aspects of the Art of Living

“How to pursue the art of living has become the great quandary of our age… The future of the art of living can be found by gazing into the past.”

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What George Eliot Teaches Us about the Life-Cycle of Happiness and the Science of Why We’re Happier When We’re Older
What George Eliot Teaches Us about the Life-Cycle of Happiness and the Science of Why We’re Happier When We’re Older

“One has to spend so many years in learning how to be happy.”

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