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Touching stories for the shorter days of November

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Balancing a new relationship with the growing demands of financial success.


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Will they have a second chance at love? A new romantic comedy series, The Sweet Spot


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What does it take to win the heart of a duke?


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A gripping, emotional tale about real life magic that touches us all during the holiday season


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Welcomes to Haven Point, a small town full of big surprises that are both merry and bright


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When he begins the mating dance, her first instinct is to run.




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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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