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Women’s happiness isn’t so mysterious after all

As I mentioned in my interview with her at Reality Cast, Ariel Gore picked the right time to write a book about women and happiness. Gore didn’t start out writing Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness because of a study on women’s subjective happiness relative to men—and a…

Rationalization and the “health aura”

I’ve been sitting on this link for a bit, but I’m shaking out because it’s interesting—researchers found that putting a salad on a menu make people more, not less, likely to order fries. The working theory is that the mere presence of a salad gives people permission to eat the…

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