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A Little Happier: Have You Ever Wanted Something Just Because Someone Else Wanted It?
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Have You Ever Wanted Something Just Because Someone Else Wanted It?

Oscar Wilde and Andy Warhol made the same observation: Sometimes, we want something or do something just because we know that someone else might want it.
A Little Happier: Nebraska’s Tourist Slogan Offers a Valuable—and Hilarious—Lesson in Happiness.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Nebraska’s Tourist Slogan Offers a Valuable—and Hilarious—Lesson in Happiness.

Nebraska’s hilarious tourist slogan demonstrates that it’s often most effective to admit the truth, even when that truth might not be terribly flattering or impressive. Have a sense of humor, be willing to poke fun at yourself or the situation, and admit the facts.
A Little Happier: Grover of Sesame Street and Arya of Game of Thrones Teach Me the Same Lesson.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Grover of Sesame Street and Arya of Game of Thrones Teach Me the Same Lesson.

Two characters from two very different kinds of stories—Sesame Street’s Grover and Game of Thrones’s Arya—illustrate the important reminder that sometimes, when we feel trapped, we can remember that we may have more choices than we think.
A Little Happier: In a World Full of Suffering and Injustice, Is It Morally Appropriate to Seek to Be Happier?
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: In a World Full of Suffering and Injustice, Is It Morally Appropriate to Seek to Be Happier?

We don’t have to choose between working toward being happier ourselves and working to increase the happiness of others. The two states reinforce each other.
A Little Happier: A Pediatrician Shows How Well She Understands How Children Think.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: A Pediatrician Shows How Well She Understands How Children Think.

My daughter’s pediatrician asked a question that showed how well she understands the way children’s minds work.
A Little Happier: Sometimes, What We Consider a Limitation Can Be a Strength.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Sometimes, What We Consider a Limitation Can Be a Strength.

Sometimes a weakness can be a strength, and a strength can be a weakness.
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