December 18, 2015

The Short: 'Choose To Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier."

by Arthur C. Brooks

"It’s best to be emotionally authentic, right? Wrong. Building the best life does not require fealty to feelings in the name of authenticity, but rather rebelling against negative impulses and acting right even when we don’t feel like it. In a nutshell, acting grateful can actually make you grateful."

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The Long: 'The Movie Lover'

by Larissa MacFarquhar

"When Quentin Tarantino goes to the movies, he sits in the front. Not in the first row, where he’d have to move his head from side to side to see what’s happening in the corners, but the third or fourth row, where he can take in the whole screen and is aware of nothing but the screen. "

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