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Sound Bites: Finland's Rubik and fun.

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The indie pop/rock group "fun." were never concerned that they wouldn't live up to their band name. "That's why the period works. It's so uneventful."

Balanced Life -- Join or Start a Group. And Please Answer These Six Questions!

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I've written before about why the resolution to Join or start a group -- any kind of group -- can bring you happiness. I've joined or started fourtee...

Urban Spring Foraging: Harvesting Wild Greens in NYC Parks w/Leda Meredith, Part 1

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.21.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

Meet Leda Meredith, author of The Locavore's Handbook and one of New York City's most well-known urban foragers. We visited Prospect Park in Brooklyn ...

Artisan Donuts: A Far Cry From The Usual

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.29.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

"If you're happy, the donuts are happy..." Meet Fany Gerson, the 2011 James Beard nominated cookbook author and donut mastermind behind DOUGH, an i...

Eat, Play, Meditate

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Meditation puts on the light in an otherwise dark room. It enables us to see through illusions and relax into our true nature.

How Best To Budget After Divorce?

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

One of the greatest challenges of divorce is money. As a newly single parent, you might be overwhelmed, as I was, with more bills than you can afford...

Out Of Control: Why Adults Need To Lose It More Often

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

Being out of control in the service of learning, fun and growth, oddly enough, places you in control of your life, because you are self-determining its content.

Your Turn: Treat Yourself

Posted 07.01.2011 | Women

Finding time for yourself is so important. Since I love to laugh, my favorite way to treat myself is to go someplace where I'm sure to find amuseme...

An All-Natural, Old-Fashioned Soda Syrup Company

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

shared from food. curated. "Not only is it creating a really good beverage, but it's also helping the motion of people getting off the artificial stu...

WATCH: The Independent Girl's Guide To Valentine's Day

Erin Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

QUESTION: Is Valentine's Day for couples only? ANSWER: NO! If you're single this Valentine's Day, follow my tips to make sure your Valentine's Day ...

Balanced Life -- Get More Bang for Your Happiness Buck: Revel in Anticipation.

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

My younger daughter got me thinking about the importance of anticipation to happiness. She is so very excited about her birthday tomorrow -- she was ...

The Key To Happiness: A Taboo For Adults?

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

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.

Up & Over It: They Don't Speak Usual Irish Dance

James M. Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James M. Russell

If you're one to believe that the most innovative people begin in their craft when they are young, then it will likely not be a surprise that Irish dancers Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding have been dancing for most of their lives.

Wine Industry Owes Sweet Wine Drinkers a Huge Apology

Tim Hanni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tim Hanni

My first post here is a reprint of a recent study of wine consumers I have been working on over the past year. Just so you know, I love ALL wine consu...

The Value of Connecting With Others for True Happiness

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.

Let 'er Rip

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

If you want to feel like a kid again, every once in a while you gotta act like one.

Balanced Life -- Need a Happiness Boost? Read a Good Book

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I love many different kinds of books, and I read many different kinds of books. But when I read a book that I love, I always get a chill and think, "Yes, THIS is what reading is about!

Why Fun Is a Serious Issue

Thomas Moore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas Moore

The word "fun" has its origin in the word "fool." Erasmus, that witty, theology-inclined philosopher of Renaissance Europe, claimed that life is worth living because of its foolishness.

99 Definitions Of Happiness

Andrew Shapter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Shapter

Since the definition of "happiness" is so general, I decided to ask 100 different people how the would define the word. Here's what I found:

Lord, What Fools These Mortals Be!

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

In Scotland, April 1 is known as Huntigowok. In Fife, a peninsula north of Edinburgh, the foolishness continues on April, 2, Taily Day, when the fun is limited to the immediate area of the backside.

A is for Amy and Adonis

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven Crandell

Out of sight, their hands met. Skin touched skin. A synaptic frenzy spread up her forearm, spiking tiny fair hairs to attention. It's a comic story of romantic redemption. The aim is to provide a fun and fast read with characters you can connect to emotionally.

Balanced Life -- Twelve Tips For Reading More

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Reading is an essential part of my work. It forms an important part to my social life. And far more important, reading is my favorite thing to do, by a long shot. I'm not a well-rounded person.

Take A Fun Break From Your Project

Matt Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matt Weinstein

A few minutes of respite from a difficult task can save hours of wrestling with a problem or situation. In those high-pressure times, why not gather your whole team together and give them a group break?

Animal In You Quiz: Personality Test DOWN, Here Are Some Alternatives

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The popular Animal In You Quiz Web site, featuring a personality test, is temporarily offline. The test explores your human traits and pairs you up...

8 Principles for Having Fun

Lauren Mackler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Mackler

I hope you enjoy these Eight Principles for Having Fun, and are inspired to bring more fun into your own life in 2010 and beyond!