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To Be Happier, Start Thinking About Your Own Death

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Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.” Catholics contemplate their own deaths when they pray or go to Mass. I once heard a Catholic say that to keep our mortality in mind we should occasionally feel the bones in our wrists. But why? The New York TimesTo Be Happier, Start Thinking About Your Own Death

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The Case Against Airplanes and For Staying Put

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My generation is all about travel. But what if all that flying is polluting the environment and keeping us from finding true contentment? Christie Aschwanden writes for Slate about her decision to stay grounded for a year: I Stayed Within 100 Miles of My House for a Year: The Case Against Airplanes and For Staying Put

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The Affluence Fallacy

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Dances With Wolves

“People in wealthy countries suffer depression by as much as eight times the rate as people in poor countries.”

Why did so many white-settlers defect and join Native American communities, even as no Native Americans wanted to defect to colonial life? David Brooks on the need for communityThe Affluence Fallacy

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