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    My Man Cave


    Man caves are special. I’m writing this from my man cave. To the outsider it probably looks like a study as it contains my pc, a printer and books. But there’s also a decanter, an old Imperial typewriter on the floor, some pewter, a model car (the sporty one I’ll never afford) and various other bits that say ‘this space is mine.’
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    Is a Good Diet The Path to Happiness?


    For many people, the relationship between food and mood is a difficult one. We have all experienced reaching for a bag of chips when we are feeling down or calming our nerves with a long island ice tea. Of course, this downward spiral can be hard to get out of.
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    How to Die Happily


    Is it possible to die happily? Well, relatively few people find the prospect of death a happy thing, but as death is coming to us all at some point it’s worth pointing out that we have it within our gift to die with some level of contentment.
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    Positive Solitude


    Albert Einstein once said, “I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.” The sentiment rings true for many: people who were once scared to spend time alone now relish the opportunity.
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    How I Got Unstuck By Leaving My Job

    I needed to get unstuck. A few years ago I was the head of a small but busy university department. Today, I work for myself. At first, the transition was financially costly, but it was planned well in advance so there were no surprises. I can’t say I went through a midlife crisis so much as sensing there were other things I wanted to do, at a time and in a way I wanted to do them.  The thought took hold, developed, and the rest as they say, is history. Read more

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