30 January 2010

New York Magazine: 50 Steps to Simple Happiness

I laughed out loud reading through this list, beginning with the introduction: "With apologies to Jay-Z, the current Empire State of Mind might not be something to brag about—at least according to the recent study ranking New York as the least-happy state in the nation. In the nation! Which seems, to us, rather unbelievable..."

Some of my favorites include:

“Leave your mouth in that slightly upturned position it takes after saying ‘Cheez Whiz.’ It’s a relaxed, confident look that will convince other people you know what you’re doing.”

"If you see a parking cop working his or her way up the street, put a quarter into someone’s expired meter."

“Start an old-fashioned correspondence with a friend. Handwriting a letter forces you to express yourself in a totally different way.”

“Paint your walls yellow, a color associated with cheerfulness and sunlight—not a bad thing in the dreary days of winter.”

“Just say yes every time your partner wants to have sex. It’s only twenty minutes out of your day, and it makes you both feel better. If you’re not in a relationship, say yes to your own private date night at least three times a week.”

How fabulous and fun! Read the entire article here.


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