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Entries by Joe Robinson from 01/2011

Don't Give Up: Why Effort Is the Key to Satisfaction

| Posted 01.04.2011 | Healthy Living

Effort is your friend. It's the unsung engine of the 40 percent of your potential happiness that you can actually do something about, that's not inherited or the result of circumstantial influences.

Spectator Nation: Are You a Screen Junkie?

| Posted 01.11.2011 | Healthy Living

The act of participating in self-chosen activities puts you in charge of your life, and your brain likes it that way. You'll feel the rush of autonomy even before you leave the door and the power to initiate more forays when you return.

The Key to Happiness: A Taboo for Adults?

| Posted 01.18.2011 | Healthy Living

The problem is called adulthood. Those who are afflicted with this condition have trouble focusing on nearby objects of amusement and the realm that delivers the most enjoyment per square inch: play.

Does Pursuing Our Passions Really Make Us Happier?

| Posted 01.25.2011 | Healthy Living

A passion doesn't just plug you into a dependable source of rhapsodic moments each week, it also provides the best kind of happiness: gratification, a lasting sense of fulfillment that the instant mood upgrades can't.