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It wasn't safe before. Now, the coast is clear. And he’s returned to reclaim what’s his.


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He'll break her three-date rule or go down in flames trying.


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Chesapeake Valor


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Ardent Springs - a town made for second chances


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Love can find its way out of darkness…return to Jackson Hole, WY


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Adventure, romance, and danger collide when a young Alaskan fisherman nets the body of a Russian swimmer


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Domestic Equalizers returns



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Also by David Lykken:

Happiness, June 2000
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Happiness
David Lykken

The Nature and Nurture of Joy and Contentment

St. Martin's Press
June 2000
288 pages
ISBN: 0312263333
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Self-Help Relationships | Non-Fiction

What makes us happy? Is it money, a fancy car, a nice house? Or is it something less tangible, something we have no control over? Is happiness in our blood? In this fascinating look at the world's most sought-after emotion, Dr. David Lykken recounts a series of extensive studies conducted on identical twins reared miles apart. The studies reveal that, no matter where we live or what we do, we have a consistent "Happiness Set Point": our overall levels of happiness remains the same.

But our quest for constant contentment doesn't necessarily end there. While there's nothing we can do to change our genetic makeup, there's a lot we can do to make the most of our Happiness Set Point. As kind and candid as a good friend, Lykken reveals aspects of our lives that allow us to overcome our genes, that bring us pleasure. Whether it's a faithful pet, an interesting career, or the perfect lemon meringue pie, being what Lykken calls "an epicure of experience" is the key. Furthermore, Lykken outlines the emotions that deprive us of happiness, such as fear, anger, and shyness, and the ways that we can counteract them.

With unfailing good humor and fascinating scientific research, Happiness explores the surprising truth behind our moods, and presents a new way of thinking, guaranteed to put a smile on even the most somber face.

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CBS Sunday Morning - July 2, 2006

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