Revealed: My Next Book Will Be About…

Whenever I start a new book, I think, “This is the most interesting subject of all time. It’s sad, I’ll never enjoy writing another book as much as I enjoy this one.” Every time, I’m convinced. And then I change my mind when I start the next…

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A Happiness Lesson from Claire Danes

The September 30, 2013 issue of the New Yorker had an interesting piece, John Lahr’s “Varieties of Disturbance” about actor Claire Danes. Though I’ve never watched My So-Called Life (yes, I know this is unacceptable, and it’s on my to-do list), I do love Homeland, so I…

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Who Knew? Lucky Charms Actually Work

Assay: I’ve been thinking a lot lately about superstition. Superstition is the irrational belief that an object or behavior has the power to influence an outcome, when there’s no logical connection between them. Most of us aren’t superstitious—but most of us are a littlestitious. Relying on lucky…

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