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1 Money And Happiness: Enemies or Companions?

There are days when recurring theme just hits you upside the head over and over. Today, everywhere I turned people and events reminded me of the concept of happiness vs. money.

It began as soon as I woke up. I rolled out of bed and staggered to my hotel room door to find my complimentary copy of USA Today sitting on the floor outside the threshold.

I bent over to grab the paper and as I stood up, a nice lady was walking by. She looked at me, smiled big and said, “Good morning!” I was still a bit out of it, but I managed a raspy, “good morning” in return.

I thought, “Weird. She seemed really happy to see me.” When I walked into the bathroom and looked up at the mirror, I figured out why.

She wasn’t happy – she was laughing at my bed head. I couldn’t help but think to myself that I looked like Kramer from Seinfeld if he put on 60 or 70 extra pounds. I laughed, too.

 

Happy Faces Across America

When I looked at the front page of USA today, I saw a map of the United States entirely covered by little yellow smiley faces. The headline was If Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness, What Does?
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6 Writing A Grabby Twitter Profile

Since launching Depantsing The Clones, I’ve started a lot of things from scratch. One of those is a brand-spanking-new Twitter account.

And I’m no Twitter expert. At least not yet.

One of the things about Twitter that immediately struck me was how important a good profile description is. While reading tweets one day, I quickly noticed that I could group my reactions to other people’s descriptions into three categories.

  • “Ehh…” (Didn’t grab me at all)
  • “Now that’s just plain dumb.” (Sounds too silly to be of substance)
  • “Wow. This (guy or gal) sounds interesting! I’m in!”

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