After studying more than 30 years' worth of data, sociologists at the University of Chicago concluded that Americans grow more joyful over time. The longer we live and the more experiences we have, the easier it is to find common ground with others, they say. As a result, we feel more fulfilled by our relationships, which contribute to our sense of well-being. How to get the same effect now? Write down one thing you learned today in a journal before you go to sleep. Think about how it might help you understand someone else better. . . .
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Speaking of Laughter...
Maybe my mom isn't alone among people her age. (See previous posting.) While getting a pedicure yesterday, I came across this tidbit in the October 2008 issue of Shape: