Here’s How Happy Americans Are Right Now

The Harris Poll, which has been conducting a happiness survey for the last nine years, surveyed 2,202 Americans ages 18 and older in May 2017. The survey was not designed to measure why Americans are or are not happy, but John Gerzema, CEO of the Harris Poll, has some ideas. [TIME.com]

A new excerpt of Daniel McGinn’s Psyched Up at TIME

Read “Why You and Your Colleagues Need a Group Ritual” from Daniel McGinn’s Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed. When the Belfast-born actress Laura Donnelly is working on Broadway, she likes to arrive at the theater several hours before the curtain. She eats a relaxed takeout dinner, does yoga,… Read more »

Michelle Segar on “How to Make Yourself Love Exercise”

Michelle Segar has been profiled at TIME. It’s not just you: Many people are turned off by the thought of exercise because they think it has to be intense or time-consuming. But the findings of a new study published in the journal BMC Public Health suggests that people could learn to enjoy being active simply… Read more »

The Human Cost of a Life-Saving Vaccine

Meredith Wadman’s new book has been reviewed at the Wall Street Journal. In the summer of 1968, the microbiologist Leonard Hayflick loaded a bomb-shaped canister into the back of his secondhand green Buick LeSabre, piled his kids in the car, and drove from the Philadelphia suburbs to his new home on the campus of Stanford… Read more »

Jay Newton-Small: “How Joe Biden Could Be the Next President”

At TIME, Jay Newton-Small explains out the possibility. President Hillary Clinton? President Donald Trump? The choice might not be so simple. There is still a path—albeit an implausible and narrow one—for an alternative: President Joe Biden. Biden ruled out running for president last year, of course. But if Clinton and Trump were to tie in the Electoral… Read more »

Read Jay Newton-Small’s exclusive Hillary Clinton profile at TIME

In addition to Jay Newton-Small’s exclusive, TIME has published two excerpts from her book Broad Influence How Women Are Changing the Way America Works, here and here. We talked about how she’s running differently this time around as a female candidate than in 2008, how she’d govern differently as a woman, her female political role… Read more »

3 Lessons from Jeff Goins’s new book at Time

Jeff Goins’s latest The Art of Work was profiled by TIME: “How to Read the 3 Signs Telling Your Purpose in Life.” There are no billboards or flashing neon that light the way toward finding your calling or purpose. Very few people instinctively know what they want to do with their life. For many years… Read more »