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The Metrics of Happiness   It’s time to pay attention to the quest for happiness. What was once dismissed as a search for psychological gold at the...
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There’s nothing like a near miss to put things in perspective.   A few months ago, our flight from Hawaii back to Los Angeles made an emergency evasive move — a 600-foot dive in a matter of seconds...