Every Wednesday is Tip Day.
This Wednesday: 10 widespread myths about happiness.
Each day for two weeks, I posted about Ten Happiness Myths. Today, for your reading convenience, I’m posting the entire list, with links.
No. 3: Venting anger relieves it.
No. 5: A “treat” will cheer you up.
No. 6: Money can’t buy happiness.
No. 10: The biggest myth: It’s selfish to try to be happier.
Agree? Disagree? Am I missing an important myth?
A kind reader send me the link to Andrew Sullivan's The Daily Dish which features a very interesting U.S. map showing how happy each state is. I'm from Missouri, and I was surprised to see that it's on the low end. New York is near the high end.
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