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Weekend Reading: The Everything-Is-Weird-Economy

The U.S. economy is full of contradictions, and it’s set the stage for the unique landscape we find ourselves in today.

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Weekend Reading: A Happiness Columnist’s Three Biggest Happiness Rules

I’m always interested in learning more about the concept of happiness. After all, isn’t the goal to live a purposeful life as our happiest self?

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Weekend Reading: The 7 Habits That Lead to Happiness in Old Age

According to ongoing research at Harvard Medical School that began in 1938, there are seven factors (or big investment decisions) within your control that can help lend to living a life as full as possible in your later years.

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Weekend Reading: ‘Everything Is Terrible, But I’m Fine’

According to a recent Gallup study, the satisfaction Americans are feeling as far as their personal life goes is at a near 40-year high. On the other hand, their feelings toward “the way things are going in the U.S.” is nearing a 40-year low.

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Weekend Reading: Why Success Can Feel So Bitter

I’m all about setting goals and dreams that align with your purpose; however, as this article states, putting happiness in the attainment of your goals and dreams isn’t where you will find ultimate fulfillment. Instead, it’s in the progress.

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Weekend Reading: How to Want Less

What constitutes a satisfying life? Your answer will more than likely differ from mine, and that of anyone else you ask, but what remains is the fact we’re all in continual search of it.

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Weekend Reading: What You're Really Worried About When You're Worried About Money

Does money truly have the power to elevate your life? It can certainly take care of your most basic necessities, but according to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, money has a limit on the amount of happiness it creates.