What to Read This Weekend: Happiness, Making Conversation, and Getting the Edge

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Posted Apr 15, 2011

Here are this Friday's suggestions for good weekend reads:

1. One of my all-time favorite books is Jonathan Haidt's The Happiness Hypothesis, which explores how the mind works and what makes life worthwhile. Some of the chapters are available on Haidt's website for free. Here they are.

2. This is a very smart article on how to become a better conversationalist.

3. Have you heard about The Edge's annual question (at www.edge.org), which every year asks a group of world-class scientists and thinkers to answer a single thought-provoking question? Last year's question was "How is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?" My favorite was the question from the year before that: "What Will Change Everything"?   

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