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Making Once Enough
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 9:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins About Time is funny, beguiling, and even profound. I RECENTLY saw a photograph of me taken on ...

Too Happy?
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 9:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Bobby McFerrin's "don't worry" optimism sets up some serious cognitive dissonance with the spirit ...

Meaning, not happiness, should be our pursuit
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 10:43am | Type: Press

March 9, 2013 Sojo in the News Rev. Clay Stauffer ...

How to Be Happy
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Average Americans, the supposed winners of the global rat race, are overworked and overstressed—and still falling beh ...

Is There No Good Economic Reason To Get A Ph.D.?
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

I've been mulling over some of the news stories out there hyping either end of the (political?) reality of spending more money (and time, let's not forget time) on higher education. It leads me to a ...

Buddhist Bhutan Fails on its Own Happiness Index
Originally Posted: 03/07/2012 - 7:00am | Type: Blog

THIMPHU, Bhutan — In a country that prides itself on measuring quality of life in terms of "Gross National Happiness," this small Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas seems to have a problem: at least h ...

Just How Free?
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 1:12pm | Type: Blog

Freedom is a word often used by politicians, economists and others in positions of power/authority as a byword for happiness. The more freedom we have, the happier we are. Whether this is actually the case, fr ...

Love and Marriage: A Kardashian Cautionary Tale
Originally Posted: 11/24/2011 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

It’s tempting for us to scoff at Kris and Kim’s downfall, but the reality is that their marriage failed at least in part because of our society’s views of nuptial bliss. That makes us all implicitly responsibl ...

Can More Taxes Make People Happier?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

A new study says that might just be how it works, as long as the taxes are progressive. The study was conducted in 54 nations with over 59,000 respondents. A new study says that ...

Let Us Be Clear: The Debt Ceiling Crisis is Purely Artificial
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

We have come to an impasse in the negotiations to raise the debt ceiling because of several conceptual errors in our public discourse. We have come to an impasse in the negotiatio ...

The Tiger Mother In Us
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

By now, you've surely heard about the infamous <em>Wall Street Journal</em> <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704111504576059713528698754.html" target="_ ...

Our Persistent Reach for the American Dream
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

We set aside a national holiday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. because he welded an ethos of agape love onto the founding principles of the United States. We set aside a nati ...

A Message of Gratitude
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

On New Year's Day I sat and reflected on the past year. On New Year's Day I sat and reflected on the past year. The feeling that rushed through me was gratitude -- of co ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Was a Social Justice Christian
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

This coming Saturday, August 28 will mark the 47th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream Speech." Glenn Beck has chosen this d ...

The Immoral Impediments to Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

One day I'd love to understand why conservatives seem so good at public relations, while liberals, at ridicule. One day I'd love to understand why conservatives seem so ...

Five Steps to Avoid Financial Disaster (Inflated Expectations, Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

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Life, Liberty, Happiness, and Health Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The Declaration of Independence says:</p> The Declaration of Independence says: We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are e ...

Readings on War, Happiness, and Cultural Amnesia
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Need a good book? Check out some of these titles:</p> Need a good book? Check out some of these titles: War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning , by Chris Hedges. Ve ...