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A Little Happier: In Ancient Greece, Two Painters Held a Contest. Who Won?
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: In Ancient Greece, Two Painters Held a Contest. Who Won?

A delightful story from the ancient world describes a contest between two artists that was decided in a surprising way.
A Little Happier: Illustrator Quentin Blake’s Use of Negative Space Is a Reminder of Its Possibilities.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Illustrator Quentin Blake’s Use of Negative Space Is a Reminder of Its Possibilities.

Illustrator Quentin Blake drew on the walls of a gallery exhibit—a great reminder that we shouldn’t overlook the possibilities of negative space.
Podcast 249: Happier Podcast Book Club: The Legendary Isaac Mizrahi Talks about Fashion, Family, and Self-Knowledge in “I.M.”
Podcast 249

Podcast 249: Happier Podcast Book Club: The Legendary Isaac Mizrahi Talks about Fashion, Family, and Self-Knowledge in “I.M.”

For the Happier Podcast Book Club, we talk to Isaac Mizrahi about the role of family, fashion, and making his way in the competitive, high-stakes world of New York City in his acclaimed memoir I.M.
Podcast 228: Make Your Own Art, Learn a Lesson from Mr. Rogers, and Be Aware of the Danger of “Excessive Reassurance-Seeking.”
Podcast 228

Podcast 228: Make Your Own Art, Learn a Lesson from Mr. Rogers, and Be Aware of the Danger of “Excessive Reassurance-Seeking.”

Make your own art, a lesson about managing transitions from Mr. Rogers, and dealing with the relationship challenge of “excessive reassurance-seeking.”
A Little Happier: Reading Isaac Mizrahi Taught Me About Myself
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Reading Isaac Mizrahi Taught Me About Myself

Reading Isaac Mizrahi’s memoir I.M. helped me understand something about myself: my uncomfortable reaction to a work of art I admire.
A Little Happier: Artist Anne Truitt Describes Her Moment of Transformation: Enough Blue.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Artist Anne Truitt Describes Her Moment of Transformation: Enough Blue.

Artist Anne Truitt gives a remarkable description of her moment of transformation and recognition—she knew exactly when and why it began.
Podcast 117: Are You a “Revealer” or a “Concealer,” Write a Haiku, and How Introverted Parents Can Manage an Extroverted Child.
Podcast 117

Podcast 117: Are You a “Revealer” or a “Concealer,” Write a Haiku, and How Introverted Parents Can Manage an Extroverted Child.

Podcast 117: Write a haiku, look for help from YouTube videos, how introverted parents can manage an extroverted child, and are you a "revealer" or a "concealer"?
We Don’t Always Know When Children Are Wasting Their Time.
A Little Happier

We Don’t Always Know When Children Are Wasting Their Time.

A Little Happier: We may wish our children used their time more “productively,” but we don’t always know when time is wasted—or not. What looks like wasted time could actually turn out to be quite productive.
Podcast 105: Leave on High Note, Childlike Wonder vs. Adultlike Wonder–and What I Eat Every Day.
Podcast 105

Podcast 105: Leave on High Note, Childlike Wonder vs. Adultlike Wonder–and What I Eat Every Day.

Podcast 105: Why we should try to leave on a high note, child-like wonder vs. adult-like wonder, and a confession of unjust accusation.
A Happiness Lesson from the Broadway Show “Oklahoma!”
A Little Happier

A Happiness Lesson from the Broadway Show “Oklahoma!”

A Little Happier: A happiness lesson from a song from the Broadway show “Oklahoma!”: “I don’t say I’m no better than anybody else, but I’ll be danged if I ain’t jist as good.”
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