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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 […]

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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 […]

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Bowie and Bing: A Christmas miracle

by Todd Hebert on December 22, 2012

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Of all the Christmas miracles bestowed upon mankind, perhaps none has showcased the sheer majesty of divine power more than when David Bowie and Bing Crosby came together for one fateful night to perform the best, and most unlikely, Christmas duet of the last 2000 years. The song in question is, of course, “Little Drummer […]

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A war on Christmas? Penn Jillette says no.

by Todd Hebert on December 2, 2012

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In the video below, the normally obnoxious Penn Jillette thoughtfully argues against the supposed “war on Christmas” and asks christians why they go to such great lengths to exclude people from the holiday.

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Hanukkah candles: Always light from left to right

by Todd Hebert on November 28, 2012

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A few years ago, the kids and I decided to celebrate Hanukkah for the first time. We thought it would be fun. We’re not Jewish, but then again we’re not necessarily Christian and we celebrate Christmas. Each of the 8 nights of the Festival of Lights we progressively lit the Hanukkah candles one at a […]

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Plastic Bag

by Todd Hebert on November 6, 2012

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In a not too distant future, a Plastic Bag goes on an epic journey in search of its lost Maker, wondering if there is any point to life without her. The Bag encounters strange creatures, brief love in the sky, a colony of prophetic torn bags on a fence and the unknown. To be with […]

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“Stars” by Maya Weksler

by Todd Hebert on October 15, 2012

If it’s possible for a four-and-a-half minute animated short to capture the power and magic of religious myth, this little gem has done it.

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