The concept of happiness: 5 essential books

by Todd Hebert on March 21, 2013

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The concept of happiness is a subject that endlessly engrosses me and is often the subject of Hipster Monk posts. Humans strive for happiness. People ask: What does it take to live a happy life? Money? Success? Sex? Family? Faith? Is there some secret that no one is telling me? I don’t have the ultimate […]


Money can buy happiness

by Todd Hebert on January 24, 2013

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Recent studies have shown that the phrase, “money can’t buy happiness” may not necessarily be correct. While it’s true that money in not a prerequisite for happiness, it can make life easier and promote happiness, but only if it is spent in the right way. In the animated video below, AsapSCIENCE explains that “people who […]


Smiling really works!

by Todd Hebert on November 11, 2012

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It’s true what they say about smiling. A simple smile, even a forced one, can change one’s mood. I tried it and the effects were instant and undeniable. Hold up one second. I know what you’re thinking: damned new age hippie. I don’t blame you. Before writing this post I thought long and hard about […]


Darwin is the Devil!

by Todd Hebert on October 20, 2012

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Growing up in an ultra-conservative sect of Christianity, I believed Charles Darwin to be a monster. Pure evil. A tool used by the devil to discredit God and the Bible. I knew nothing about Mr. Darwin, mind you. The only thing I knew about his evil theory was that humans supposedly evolved from apes. It […]