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Reporting and Essays on Society, Culture, Lifestyle. Plus a dash of creative non-fiction with questionably funny pictures.

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Long Live Cheerfulness

In her popular essay for Aeon, Mariana Alessandri argues that the American virtue of cheerfulness is fundamentally dishonest, preventing individuals from dealing with their negative feelings. But who says honesty can’t co-exist with good cheer?

Revisiting the Four Agreements: Maybe You Should Take It Personally

The Four Agreements is one of those self-help books that don’t need no introduction.