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Each month, Margaret May features a person, place or favorite thing that inspires her, with the hope that it will inspire you, too.

The Psychology of Happiness: A Good Human Life by Samuel S. Franklin

Bookmark: The Psychology of Happiness: A Good Human Life by Samuel S. Franklin Reading this book has made me acutely aware of the seemingly endless political rhetoric superficially bantered around "the pursuit of happiness," during this highly charged campaign season. These incessant and incomplete sound bytes are all the more reason to read Franklin's book and find out what Jefferson actually did mean when he wrote about "the pursuit of happiness" in our Declaration of Independence. The author makes a compelling case through extensive research as to why happiness is so much more than just a feel good state of mind. He provides a road map for "habits of living a good life," through a blending of Aristotle's principles [...]

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Q: Is there a prominent research institution that can synthesize the confluence of women, money and philanthropy? A: The Women's Philanthropy Institute at The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University connects the dots among these three issues in their upcoming online conference, "SHEMAKESCHANGE," Sept. 20, 27 and Oct. 4 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. EST. The three sessions are: 1) What women really think about money; 2) Unraveling the myths; 3) Change your strategy to change the world. > For more information, download the SHEMAKESCHANGE conference overview.

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