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Massage by Nick J Webb

What’s Love Got to Do With It? (Spas as a Surrogate for Love)

It was the first week of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology graduate school program at University of Pennsylvania when I met George Vaillant, who would be one of our guest lecturers.  I was excited to meet him because, working in the spa industry, I was a big fan of his book “Aging Well,” a […]

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Positive Gossip by Stephen Poff

Did you Hear? . . . Positive Gossip

Today’s article contains simple but powerful wisdom from Dr. Lynn Johnson, PhD, author of ENJOY LIFE! Healing with Happiness.  For a great introduction to Lynn (and his dog Ruby,) visit his website http://enjoylifebook.com/ and watch the one minute video for a brief lesson on happiness. Homer Simpson once said, “If we aren’t supposed to eat animals, why […]

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Stop Eating Animals by sensesmaybenumbed

On Eating Animals

I recently wrote “Confessions of a Carnivore,” about my month-long stint last August in vegetarianism.  To motivate me during the month, I read “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Froer, which gives a “too close for comfort” look at how our food is produced in the modern world.  Reading this book is like taking the red […]

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118 | 365 celebrate by sweethardt

Was 2010 a Good Year?

In a few days, we will watch the ball drop on another year and say goodbye to 2010.  How much meaning you assign to this event is purely an individual decision.  As I discussed in a previous article (see The Psychology of Time,) these measures of time are strictly a human invention and only appeared […]

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RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER

The Positive Psychology of Christmas Stories

‘Tis the season, when families come together, exchange gifts, prepare lavish feasts and eventually all curl up in the living room to watch a classic Christmas movie.  The movies that are shown this time of year are very specific in their genre, not just because they feature common characters such as elves, Santa Claus, reindeers […]

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And Some Will Die: Risk and Reality on the Road

This weekend is a holiday weekend.  Millions of families will pile into their cars to spend a few days away relaxing, sight-seeing, or celebrating.  And some will crash . . . and some will die.  This is a sobering thought, inspired by one of the most disturbing videos I have ever seen (see disclosure below before clicking this […]

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