Happiness

These posts cover how we make ourselves happy, and how to combat unhappiness.
Sep
30
What Would You Do With 1,000 Hours? (Newsletter 066)

What Would You Do With 1,000 Hours? (Newsletter 066)

If I was following my own advice, I would say look to the underlying value of things. What is it you really want to accomplish?
6 min read
Sep
29
Cool Final Words (by Erek Dorman)

Cool Final Words (by Erek Dorman)

It probably happened outside a cave somewhere in France 30,000 years ago. Ig picked up a rock and cracked
6 min read
Sep
28
The Worst Career Advice

The Worst Career Advice

The happiest people I know are the ones who learn that success is not measured in money.
5 min read
Sep
06
The Parable of the Stinky Shoe

The Parable of the Stinky Shoe

What surprised me most of all in this city of wonders were the reactions of the people. Knowing its reputation, I was nervous how the city dwellers would respond to another bumbling tourist.
7 min read
Aug
30
Peripatetics (by Panagiotis Perysinakis)

Peripatetics (by Panagiotis Perysinakis)

Walking became more than an excuse for physical exercise. It became an effortless and very natural exercise in meditation. And it proved a soothing ritual in helping me prepare to face, and then face and process the exodus of my father from this life.
4 min read
Aug
12
Don’t Worry About Greed (Newsletter 059)

Don’t Worry About Greed (Newsletter 059)

Fairness is relative and situational, which means that what we think is fair changes over time and changes depending on who is doing the comparing.
6 min read
Aug
05
Try Using Economics To Steer Your Life (Newsletter 058)

Try Using Economics To Steer Your Life (Newsletter 058)

The basic rules of competition apply in many areas of life beyond buying goods and services.
5 min read
Jun
10
How's Your Moral Hygiene? (Newsletter 050)

How's Your Moral Hygiene? (Newsletter 050)

When it comes to achieving good health, people have followed physical hygiene practices for over a century with good results, dietary hygiene practices for half that time with decidedly mixed results, and mental hygiene practices for a few decades with promising results.
6 min read
Jun
07
Americans Already Work Two Extra Full-Time Jobs

Americans Already Work Two Extra Full-Time Jobs

No matter what we are doing, we are now typically simultaneously consuming media in some form.
3 min read
May
31
Some Time-Savers Make Our Lives Worse

Some Time-Savers Make Our Lives Worse

It took me a couple decades at work to uncover the great risk in prioritizing getting more things done
4 min read