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A Field Guide To A Happy Life by Massimo Pigliucci

Title A Field Guide to a Happy Life
Author Massimo Pigliucci
Publisher Basic Books
Release Date 2020-09-15
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781541646940
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A brilliant philosopher reimagines Stoicism for our modern age in this thought-provoking guide to a better life. For more than two thousand years, Stoicism has offered a message of resilience in the face of hardship. Little wonder, then, that it is having such a revival in our own troubled times. But there is no denying how weird it can be: Is it really the case that we shouldn't care about our work, our loved ones, or our own lives? According to the old Stoics, yes. In A Field Guide to a Happy Life, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers a renewed Stoicism that reflects modern science and sensibilities. Pigliucci embraces the joyful bonds of affection, the satisfactions of a job well done, and the grief that attends loss. In his hands, Stoicism isn't about feats of indifference, but about enduring pain without being overwhelmed, while enjoying pleasures without losing our heads. In short, he makes Stoicism into a philosophy all of us -- whether committed Stoics or simply seekers -- can use to live better.

The Stoic Guide To A Happy Life by Massimo Pigliucci

Title The Stoic Guide to a Happy Life
Author Massimo Pigliucci
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2020-09-17
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781473584181
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Bursting with practical wisdom and engaging stories ... a Stoicism 2.0 for twenty-first century happiness' Skye Cleary 'A bold, contemporary updating of Stoicism for the present day' John Sellars, author of Lessons in Stoicism Learn how to survive life's hardships and enjoy its pleasures with the modern stoic mindset. In this enlightening book, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers a thoughtful and modern reinterpretation of Epictetus's 53 lessons for living a good life. Drawing on the ancient wisdom of the Stoics, this is a comforting guide that will help you reclaim the power of your emotional response and let go of the things you can't control.

A Field Guide To A Happy Life by Massimo Pigliucci

Title A Field Guide to a Happy Life
Author Massimo Pigliucci
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020
Category Conduct of life
Total Pages 144
ISBN 1541646932
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"As the Modern Stoicism movement has blossomed over the past decade, its practitioners and enthusiasts have struggled with some of the movement's stranger claims. Should we really be indifferent to death of a loved one, or to our own demise? Is it truly unacceptable to care about one's work? Should we really look to nature for moral guidance? And what role does Providence have in ordering human affairs? In A Field Guide to a Happy Life, philosopher and Stoic Massimo Pigliucci has embarked on an ambitious task: offering his own view how the teachings of the Stoics can be adapted to modern mores and knowledge, taking as his inspiration the classic epitome of ancient Stoicism, Epictetus' Handbook. This is not another translation of Epictetus' teachings. Epictetus's ancient Stoicism, with its emphasis on indifference, can seem to call for us to be soulless automatons. For him, all aspiration was vanity and all grieving wrong-headed. Pigliucci is a modern master of the school, and is offering a major revision of the philosophy. This is not hubris: The ancient Stoics believed that their ideas were meant to be updated by future generations. And so Pigliucci revises or discards the teachings of ancient Stoicism that have come to seem inhumane-arguing that it's fine to want to do well at work or to mourn the loss of a loved-one-or unscientific, while retaining the doctrine's core emphasis on resilience and equanimity. In his hands, Stoicism isn't about cultivating indifference to our social and emotional lives. It's about learning to endure life's hardships without being overwhelmed, while enjoying life's pleasures without losing our heads. The Stoic philosopher Seneca once wrote that "those who advanced these doctrines before us are not our masters but our guides." Each Stoic must be their own master. In A Field Guide to a Happy Life, Pigliucci will help them find their way"--

Title A Short Guide to a Happy Life
Author Anna Quindlen
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2001-04-01
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9780375506475
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Alternate Side, Anna Quindlen’s classic reflection on a meaningful life makes a perfect gift for any occasion. “Life is made of moments, small pieces of silver amidst long stretches of tedium. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen. We have to teach ourselves now to live, really live . . . to love the journey, not the destination.” In this treasure of a book, Anna Quindlen, the bestselling novelist and columnist, reflects on what it takes to “get a life”—to live deeply every day and from your own unique self, rather than merely to exist through your days. “Knowledge of our own mortality is the greatest gift God ever gives us,” Quindlen writes, “because unless you know the clock is ticking, it is so easy to waste our days, our lives.” Her mother died when Quindlen was nineteen: “It was the dividing line between seeing the world in black and white, and in Technicolor. The lights came on for the darkest possible reason. . . . I learned something enduring, in a very short period of time, about life. And that was that it was glorious, and that you had no business taking it for granted.” But how to live from that perspective, to fully engage in our days? In A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Quindlen guides us with an understanding that comes from knowing how to see the view, the richness in living.

How To Live A Good Life by Massimo Pigliucci

Title How to Live a Good Life
Author Massimo Pigliucci
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2020-01-07
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780525566151
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A collection of essays by fifteen philosophers presenting a thoughtful, introductory guide to choosing a philosophy for living an examined and meaningful life. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL Socrates famously said "the unexamined life is not worth living," but what does it mean to truly live philosophically? This thought-provoking, wide-ranging collection brings together essays by fifteen leading philosophers reflecting on what it means to live according to a philosophy of life. From Eastern philosophies (Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism) and classical Western philosophies (such as Aristotelianism and Stoicism), to the four major religions, as well as contemporary philosophies (such as existentialism and effective altruism), each contributor offers a lively, personal account of how they find meaning in the practice of their chosen philosophical tradition. Together, the pieces in How to Live a Good Life provide not only a beginner's guide to choosing a life philosophy but also a timely portrait of what it means to live an examined life in the twenty-first century.

Answers For Aristotle by Massimo Pigliucci

Title Answers for Aristotle
Author Massimo Pigliucci
Publisher Basic Books
Release Date 2012-10-02
Category Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780465032808
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How should we live? According to philosopher and biologist Massimo Pigliucci, the greatest guidance to this essential question lies in combining the wisdom of 24 centuries of philosophy with the latest research from 21st century science.In Answers for Aristotle, Pigliucci argues that the combination of science and philosophy first pioneered by Aristotle offers us the best possible tool for understanding the world and ourselves. As Aristotle knew, each mode of thought has the power to clarify the other: science provides facts, and philosophy helps us reflect on the values with which to assess them. But over the centuries, the two have become uncoupled, leaving us with questions -- about morality, love, friendship, justice, and politics -- that neither field could fully answer on its own. Pigliucci argues that only by rejoining each other can modern science and philosophy reach their full potential, while we harness them to help us reach ours.Pigliucci discusses such essential issues as how to tell right from wrong, the nature of love and friendship, and whether we can really ever know ourselves -- all in service of helping us find our path to the best possible life. Combining the two most powerful intellectual traditions in history, Answers for Aristotle is a remarkable guide to discovering what really matters and why.

Title Stoicism and the Art of Happiness
Author Donald Robertson
Publisher Teach Yourself
Release Date 2018-09-06
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781473674790
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The stoics lived a long time ago, but they had some startling insights into the human condition - insights which endure to this day. The philosophical tradition, founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in 301 BC, endured as an active movement for almost 500 years, and contributions from dazzling minds such as Cicero, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius helped create a body of thought with an extraordinary goal - to provide a rational, healthy way of living in harmony with the nature of the universe and in respect of our relationships with each other. In many ways a precursor to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Stoicism provides an armamentarium of strategies and techniques for developing psychological resilience, while celebrating all in life which is beautiful and important. By learning what stoicism is, you can revolutionise your life and learn how to seize the day, live happily and be a better person. This simple, empowering book shows how to use this ancient wisdom to make practical, positive changes to your life. Using thought-provoking case studies, highlighting key ideas and things to remember and providing tools for self-assessment, it demonstrates that Stoicism is a proven, profound pathway to happiness.

Title The Little Book of Hygge
Author Meik Wiking
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2016-09-01
Category Cooking
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780241283936
Language English, Spanish, and French
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**THE INTERNATIONAL, NEW YORK TIMES and SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, WITH OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD** Denmark has an international reputation for being one of the happiest nations in the world, and hygge is widely recognised to be the magic ingredient to this happiness. Hygge has been described as everything from "the art of creating intimacy", "cosines of the soul", "the absence of annoyance" to "taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things", "cosy togetherness" and "the pursuit of everyday pleasures". Hooga? Hhyooguh? Heurgh? It is not really important how you choose to pronounce or even spell 'hygge'. What is important is that you feel it. Whether you're cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends, hygge is about creating an atmosphere where we can let your guard down. The Little Book of Hygge is the definitive, must-read introduction to hygge, written by Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. The book is packed full of original research on hygge, conducted by Meik and his team, along with beautiful photographs, recipes and ideas to help you add a touch of hygge to your life.

Whatever You Do Be Happy by Julia Dellitt

Title Whatever You Do Be Happy
Author Julia Dellitt
Publisher Adams Media
Release Date 2020-04-28
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781507213476
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Banish negative thinking once and for all and shift into a happier, stress-free mindset with these 400 ways to seeing the best in every situation! You know you should be staying positive, but how do you get back to your happy place after something sidetracks your thoughts? Whether you’re having a bad day, are suddenly faced with a difficult situation, or you’ve found yourself in a bit of a rut, Whatever You Do, Be Happy is the perfect guide to getting back to a positive mindset. This book includes 400 totally manageable activities that will bring back your smile with ease! Try finding a quiet space to help you reset from a stressful experience or take a few minutes to focus on your breathing when trying to solve a problem. You will discover that it doesn’t take months of work or a total life overhaul to live a happy lifestyle. All it takes is the simple, actionable advice in this book to start changing your mindset immediately. Start your journey to optimism and happiness now!

The Shrink And The Sage by Julian Baggini

Title The Shrink and the Sage
Author Julian Baggini
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Release Date 2012-05-03
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9781848313781
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Based on their Financial Times Weekend column, philosopher Julian Baggini and his psychotherapist partner Antonia Macaro offer intriguing answers to life's questions. Can infidelity be good for you? What does it mean to stay true to yourself? Must we fulfil our potential? Self-help with a distinctly cerebral edge, the shrink and the sage - aka Julian Baggini and Antonia Macaro - have been dispensing advice through their FT column since October 2010. Combining practical advice on personal dilemmas with meditations on the meaning of concepts like free will, spirituality and independence, this book - their first together - expands on these columns and adds much more. Through questions of existential unease, metaphysical trauma and - for instance - how much we should care about our appearance, intellectual agony uncle and aunt team Baggini and Macaro begin to piece together the answer that we'd all like to hear: what is the good life, and how we can live it?

Happy 4 Life by Bob Nozik

Title Happy 4 Life
Author Bob Nozik
Publisher Trafford Publishing
Release Date 2003-10-01
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 207
ISBN 9781412000833
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What you will find in HAPPY 4 LIFE, are the instructoins for living a special kind of happiness that the author calls ideal happiness. This is not a book about happiness; this is a book that shows you how to get the happiness you've always wanted. Part I of HAPPY 4 LIFE reviews the research on happiness and reveals that there are two very different kinds of happiness: ordinary and ideal. In Part II, you'll discover that there are 12 simple principles that will lead you to happiness. They are explained and illustrated by means of real-life stories and excerises will help you master each of them. The next section, Detours Along the Happiness Highway, points out impediments that could slow your progress to happiness as well as showing you ways for getting past them. Finally, in Part IV, you will learn some very powerful ways for making personal change.

Title A Spiritual Renegade s Guide to the Good Life
Author Lama Marut
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2012-06-05
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 290
ISBN 9781582703732
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A lighthearted and unabashed manifest for creating and sustaining happiness in today's highly stressed, consumer-based world shares recommendations for readers from all backgrounds, providing action plans for specific changes while offering accompanying Microsoft tags for bonus video material. Original.

Solve For Happy by Mo Gawdat

Title Solve for Happy
Author Mo Gawdat
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2017-03-21
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781501157592
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this “powerful personal story woven with a rich analysis of what we all seek” (Sergey Brin, cofounder of Google), Mo Gawdat, Chief Business Officer at Google’s [X], applies his superior logic and problem solving skills to understand how the brain processes joy and sadness—and then he solves for happy. In 2001 Mo Gawdat realized that despite his incredible success, he was desperately unhappy. A lifelong learner, he attacked the problem as an engineer would: examining all the provable facts and scrupulously applying logic. Eventually, his countless hours of research and science proved successful, and he discovered the equation for permanent happiness. Thirteen years later, Mo’s algorithm would be put to the ultimate test. After the sudden death of his son, Ali, Mo and his family turned to his equation—and it saved them from despair. In dealing with the horrible loss, Mo found his mission: he would pull off the type of “moonshot” goal that he and his colleagues were always aiming for—he would share his equation with the world and help as many people as possible become happier. In Solve for Happy Mo questions some of the most fundamental aspects of our existence, shares the underlying reasons for suffering, and plots out a step-by-step process for achieving lifelong happiness and enduring contentment. He shows us how to view life through a clear lens, teaching us how to dispel the illusions that cloud our thinking; overcome the brain’s blind spots; and embrace five ultimate truths. No matter what obstacles we face, what burdens we bear, what trials we’ve experienced, we can all be content with our present situation and optimistic about the future.

Wake Up Happy by Michael Strahan

Title Wake Up Happy
Author Michael Strahan
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2016-10-04
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781476775692
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Michael Strahan spent his childhood on a military base in Europe, where community meant everything, and life, though idyllic, was different. For one, when people referenced football they meant soccer. So when Michael's father suggested he work toward a college scholarship by playing football in Texas, where tens of thousands of people show up for a weekend game, the odds were long. Yet he did, indeed, land a scholarship and from there a draft into the NFL where he scaled the league's heights, broke records, and helped his team win the Super Bowl, as a result of which he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. How? By developing "Strahan's Rules" -- a mix of mental discipline, positive thinking, and a sense of play. He also used the Rules to forge a successful post pro-ball career as cohost with Kelly Ripa on Live! -- a position for which he was considered the longshot -- and much more. In Wake Up Happy, Michael shares personal stories about how he gets and stays motivated and how readers can do the same in their quest to attain their life goals.

Title The Happy Mind A Simple Guide to Living a Happier Life Starting Today
Author Kevin Horsley
Publisher TCKPublishing.com
Release Date 2017-11-23
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 126
ISBN 1631610384
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Happy Mind, Happy Life The search for happiness is fundamental for all humans, and the answers lie within the depths of your mind. What is happiness? What causes it? How do you hold onto it? What makes it go away? These questions have led to many philosophical debates over thousands of years. The philosophers of Greece were famous for their quest to define the pillars of "the good life." Faith-based movements have painstakingly crafted dogmas and prescribed behaviors in pursuit of ultimate peace and joy. Academic studies have been concentrated on finding the answer to "the optimal life experience." Governments have professed to craft policies to promote the overall well-being of their citizens. Every day, ordinary dinner table discussions are, at heart, a dialogue in search of a happy life. Happiness is Unique to You What makes one person happy may make another miserable. There is no one key to happiness for everyone. Instead, the answers lie within you. In The Happy Mind, you'll learn to find your own personal answers to your most important questions. What makes you happy? What changes can you make to bring more happiness into your life? And how can you let go of old habits, beliefs, and situations that no longer fulfill you? The aim of this book is not to push a specific definition of happiness. Instead, you'll discover valuable insights that will allow you to create lasting happiness instead of being driven by short-term pleasure-seeking. In this book you will learn: How people look for happiness in all the wrong places, and how you can avoid these "happiness traps" that keep you stuck and unfulfilled Why most people mistake pleasure for happiness, and how this simple mistake causes you to lose sight of what really matters to you The nine common qualities that super happy people share (and how you can apply them to brighten up your life) The key traits of unhappiness (and the most important behaviors you should avoid) Many easy-to-grasp suggestions that can be viewed daily to enhance your capacity to live a happy life. Give Yourself the Gift of The Happy Mind The Happy Mind is your roadmap to living a happy life, custom-designed just for you. Scroll up and click the "Buy Now" button to get started.

Against The Academics by Saint Augustine

Title Against the Academics
Author Saint Augustine
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 2019-06-25
Category Religion
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780300244878
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A fresh, new translation of Augustine’s inaugural work as a Christian convert The first four works written by St. Augustine of Hippo after his conversion to Christianity are the remarkable “Cassiciacum dialogues.” In this first dialogue, expertly translated by Michael Foley, Augustine and his interlocutors explore the history and teachings of Academic skepticism, which Augustine is both sympathetic to and critical of. The dialogue serves as a fitting launching point for a knowledge of God and the soul, the overall subject of the Cassiciacum tetralogy.

The Happy Life Formula by Nils Salzgeber

Title The Happy Life Formula
Author Nils Salzgeber
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018-04-13
Category
Total Pages 154
ISBN 1987612167
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Want to feel more alert, energetic, and alive? Do you dream of acting with more generosity, compassion, and forgiveness? Or do you just wish to exhibit greater control over how you feel? The solution to these questions lies in the new science of happiness, a science that explains precisely what determines our level of happiness and outlines the simple changes we can make to reliably and consistently alter how we feel. The truth is everybody wants to be happy, but none of us know how happiness works. We look for it in our careers, faster cars, more money, hotter bodies, or better TV shows. In other words, we're chasing after it. But happiness isn't something to be chased after; it's something to be practiced - that's what 20+ years of research proves unequivocally. It's just one of many unfounded truisms we buy into that keep us from becoming happy. We learn how to solve all kinds of problems and math equations in school, but we're never taught the science of happiness and how to apply it. This book changes that. DOWNLOAD: The Happy Life Formula - How to Build Your Life Around the New Science of Happiness The goal of this book is simple: To teach you how happiness works so that you're in full control of how you feel. You will learn: Why happiness creates success; not the other way around. 26 proven strategies to boost your level of happiness. Why you don't need a fast car, big mansion, or a lot of money to be happy. A step-by-step guide to strategically apply the science of happiness to your life. Why our brains are built for survival rather than happiness - and what to do about it. A 5-minute exercise shown to boost your happiness by 25%. Why a happy brain is a productive brain - and more fascinating benefits of happiness. The Happy Life Formula is full of exercises that will have an immediate, positive impact on your well-being. Instead of just telling you to do something, this book provides practical, science-backed actionsthat will create real and lasting change if practiced regularly. Would You Like To Know More? Download now to banish worries, master happiness, and feel more generous, alert, and energetic. Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy now button.

Title Why Good Things Happen to Good People
Author Stephen Post
Publisher Harmony
Release Date 2008-03-01
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 306
ISBN 9780767920186
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A distinguished bioethicist examines the life-enhancing benefits of compassion, generosity, kindness, and caring, establishing a link between doing good and physical health, longevity, well-being, life-satisfaction, and more, and outlines a personalized plan for creating a more generous life that finds an outlet and style of giving that suits one's personality and lifestyle. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

A Handbook For New Stoics by Massimo Pigliucci

Title A Handbook for New Stoics
Author Massimo Pigliucci
Publisher The Experiment
Release Date 2019-05-14
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781615195343
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A pragmatic philosophy more popular than ever—here are 52 ancient lessons to help you overcome adversity and find tranquility in the modern world Stress often comes from situations that are beyond our control—such as preparing for a meeting, waiting for test results, or arguing with a loved one. But we can control our response to these everyday tensions—through the wisdom and practice of Stoicism. Stoicism is an ancient pragmatic philosophy that teaches us to step back, gain perspective, and act with intention. In A Handbook for New Stoics, renowned philosopher Massimo Pigliucci and seasoned practitioner Gregory Lopez provide 52 week-by-week lessons to help us apply timeless Stoic teachings to modern life. Whether you’re already familiar with Seneca and Marcus Aurelius, or you’re entirely new to Stoicism, this handbook will help you embrace challenges, thrive under pressure, and discover the good life! Join the online discussion group for A Handbook for New Stoics! facebook.com/groups/377601502853437

Title A Happy Life for Busy People
Author Neil Panosian
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2013-12
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 130
ISBN 1493620908
Language English, Spanish, and French
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If you're like most people, you can't afford to charter a yacht to the Bahamas on a moment's notice, nor can you take a week off work to attend a soul-cleansing spiritual retreat. So how is the busy, everyday, hard-working person supposed to find joy and passion in life? This is exactly the problem that Neil A. Panosian has spent most of his life trying to solve. A bartender and postal worker, the author felt uncomfortable with the rampant negativity in the world today and wanted to turn this discontent into something constructive—something the average person could use to increase their overall happiness, in just a few simple steps. So he started a blog dedicated to his pursuit of positivity, and quickly gained thousands of followers who were also looking for good ideas for improving their lives. Soon, he found that certain small actions were adding up to big rewards, and the rest is history. This fun-to-read book contains the best of the best—tools that can be used quickly and universally to increase joy, whether you're a busy professional, a blue-collar worker, or a single parent doing the best you can with little money or time.