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Oh Sh--! No One Told Me Tomorrow is Happiness Day!

These days, you don't need to find information. Information finds you, thanks to the tech giants' algorithms. At least that's how it's supposed to work. So why didn't I hear about about that UN International Day of Happiness until hours before it began?

13 Reasons Why There's No Such Thing as Meaningless Sex, the Sequel

This post is by popular demand. Even I disapprove of it, but I take no responsibility. Readers have been clamoring for a sequel of this one, just a whimsical anomaly I dashed off on a Friday afternoon. If you were among the clamoring, this post is your fault. I didn't ever write it. I was just channeling you. I have written posts attempting to help you attain lasting peace and happiness, effortless flow of thought that takes the stress and struggle out of success, and spiritual awakening. They are well read, but the original was off the charts. So, with reluctance but resolve, and three bonus reasons, here you go.

Why Mindfulness or Meditation Won't Give You Lasting Happiness Quickly, if Ever. The Simplest, Fastest Approach to What Will.

Mindfulness and meditation are healthy, beneficial practices with numerous benefits. But with most forms of them, attaining lasting happiness can take decades of rigorous practice, if all goes well. There's a simple reason, and a simple alternative.

Empathy made simple: How to embrace someone who voted for the other guy, or you never liked in the first place

If this bitter election season can teach us one thing, let's make it empathy.

The Most Important Decision You Can Ever Make About Happiness (and How it Relates to COVID-19)

COVID-19 makes us think about how precious life is. If you make one decision, you may find life is more precious than you thought.

How to Not Freak Out About the Coronavirus. Or Anything Else.

We tend to worry about small things that never happen, and if they do, they're not as bad as we thought. Coronavirus is happening, and it's worse than we thought. There's an incredibly simple way to dramatically reduce anxiety -- or almost any negative emotion -- in this situation or any other with a single thought.

The Two Tiers of Happiness: Are You On Top?

When it comes to happiness, we're settling for less without knowing we're settling. There's a higher tier of happiness that not many people ever experience or know exists -- but it's readily accessible to everyone.

Was That Convenience Store Cashier Also A Buddha?

A convenience store cashier who was always happy said something so profound one night that I wondered whether he was a Buddha. In fact, I did a careful analysis. See what conclusion I reached, and tell me if you agree.

To Pay Better Attention, Don't Put it All in One Place

You have more than enough attention to put a little of it in one place and a lot of it in another for better focus and a more relaxing day.

How to Stop Caring What Someone Thinks of You

Ever find yourself ruminating over what someone else thinks of you? Here's a way to rise above it every time.

Try This Tip! Graphite to Dust Visualization

Dissolve negative emotions and stress with this simple visualization, which you can use anytime, anywhere. It will literally help you "lighten up!"

10 Reasons Why There's No Such Thing as Meaningless Sex

Why you couldn't have meaningless sex if you tried.

What's the Meaning of Life?

How you define the Meaning of Life, and whether you fulfill it or any goal you set for yourself, partly depends on how clear and wide your lens on life is. Your emotional well-being has a lot to do with that. If you master controlling your thoughts and emotions and broaden your lens on what life is, and you'll be showered in meaning, happiness, peace and success.

How and How Not to Be Happy by Helping Others

The 6 words to ask yourself to determine whether you're helping someone or making things worse for both of you.

The Simple Antidote for Loneliness in the Loneliness Epidemic

Feeling togetherness when you're all by yourself

How to Make a Compliment Last a Lifetime

Character compliments mean so much - and they are not forgotten.

The Most Meaningful Date of All Time

How Match.com gave birth to MeaningOfLife.com.