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Reads tagged with “happiness”

The Smiley Book of Colors
The Smiley Book of Colors

The basics of optimism and color theory, with a nod to neuroscience.

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Wisdom on Life from Jackson Pollock’s Dad: A Beautiful Letter of Fatherly Advice to the 16-Year-Old Future Visionary Artist
Wisdom on Life from Jackson Pollock’s Dad: A Beautiful Letter of Fatherly Advice to the 16-Year-Old Future Visionary Artist

“The secret of success is… to be fully awake to everything about you.”

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A.A. Milne on Happiness and How Winnie-the-Pooh Was Born
A.A. Milne on Happiness and How Winnie-the-Pooh Was Born

On rainy days and the simplicity of happiness.

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Einstein, Anne Lamott, and Steve Jobs on Intuition vs. Rationality
Einstein, Anne Lamott, and Steve Jobs on Intuition vs. Rationality

What the libraries of yore have to do with today’s information economy and the heart’s will.

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Advice to Sink in Slowly: Designers Share Wisdom with First-Year Students in Poster Series
Advice to Sink in Slowly: Designers Share Wisdom with First-Year Students in Poster Series

Unpacking the secrets of happiness and creativity one poster at a time.

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Elizabeth Gilbert on How Schopenhauer’s Porcupine Dilemma Reveals the Secret of Happiness
Elizabeth Gilbert on How Schopenhauer’s Porcupine Dilemma Reveals the Secret of Happiness

On how to connect without getting pricked.

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It’s Only with the Heart One Can See Rightly: A Hand-Drawn Quote from The Little Prince
It’s Only with the Heart One Can See Rightly: A Hand-Drawn Quote from The Little Prince

“…what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

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The Hidden Beauty of Pollination
The Hidden Beauty of Pollination

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Artist Ronald Searle’s Tender Illustrated Love Letter to His Wife Recovering from Cancer
Artist Ronald Searle’s Tender Illustrated Love Letter to His Wife Recovering from Cancer

What a tender true love story has to do with medieval illuminated manuscripts and experimental medicine.

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How to Keep Your Hoping-Machine Running: 29-Year-Old Woody Guthrie’s List of Life-Resolutions
How to Keep Your Hoping-Machine Running: 29-Year-Old Woody Guthrie’s List of Life-Resolutions

How to keep on keeping on by keeping your dreams, changing your socks, and attaining self-actualization.

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