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Book Review: Happy Singlehood

The age of the happy, accomplished, unapologetic single person has arrived. Happy Singlehood: The Rising Acceptance and Celebration of Solo Living, by Hebrew University sociologist Elyakim Kislev, is here to herald it.
There is no place for pity in Happy Singlehood. Kislev shows that single...


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Book Review: How to Think Like a Roman Emperor

Stoicism, according to Donald Robertson, is experiencing a resurgence. As we come to realize that not only does this philosophical approach to life offer a greater connection to our virtues and values, we also become aware that some problems have deeper roots that modern...


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Book Review: Hard to Love: Essays & Confessions

Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions is Briallen Hopper’s deep, thoughtful, moving, and beautifully written book on relationships. It is unlike anything else out there and perfectly in keeping with how we actually live in the twenty-first century.
In the and other countries around...


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Book Review: The Happiness Toolbox

In eleven chapters and a preface, this large-format book presents a thoughtful exploration and dozens of exercises to help the reader develop approaches and techniques to find happiness. Throughout, Dr. Paquette presents the research underlying our current understanding of the elements of happiness in...


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Book Review: The Promise of Wholeness

“The quest to discover the meaning of life, transcend illusion, and unravel the mysteries of enduring love and happiness perplexes people today, as it has throughout history,” writes Eric Ehrke.
In his new book, The Promise of Wholeness: Cultivating Inner Peace, Mindfulness, and Love in...


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Book Review: Grief Day By Day

“Shortly after my husband died, I bought a sign that read, 'Have an adequate day.' It made me smile. I could have an adequate day even if I wasn’t having a good day,” writes Jan Warner.
In her new book, Grief  Day By Day: Simple...