The Instagram Effect

How Instagram & Pinterest actually make it harder for you to be happy in your own life. A problem I've frequently encountered with social media is comparing my life to others', especially, in this case, on Pinterest and Instagram. Seeing professionally photographed photos of a designer's living room next to my now-seemingly-dingy living room (for …

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Month Five (Status Report)

For context: Intro to My Happiness Project Last month’s resolution of keeping the house in order went fairly well, all things considered. Towards the tail end of the month, I got the flu and, frankly, it looked like a tornado had swept through my house, but everything is back under control again. I do think I …

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