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A Little Happier: The Lesson I Learned from the Thumbtack in My Shoe.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: The Lesson I Learned from the Thumbtack in My Shoe.

I had a pain in my foot, and I blamed my foot—until a friend pointed out that I had a tack in my shoe. Whenever I get frustrated, I remind myself that I shouldn’t be too quick to hold myself responsible for the problem. Sometimes the problem is me. But sometimes the problem is something else.
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: Building More Roads Won’t Relieve Traffic—Literally and Figuratively.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Building More Roads Won’t Relieve Traffic—Literally and Figuratively.

Despite urban planner Robert Moses’s attempts to relieve congestion on New York City’s road, the traffic just got worse. The lesson of “induced travel demand” is something that can apply in our own lives.
A Little Happier: Novelist John Steinbeck and King Arthur Show Me How to Think Outside the Box
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Novelist John Steinbeck and King Arthur Show Me How to Think Outside the Box

Novelist John Steinbeck’s decision to set his King Arthur story in the hazy “before” showed me a solution that I would never have devised—and taught me a great lesson.
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