Are Millionaires and PhDs Really Smarter? The answer may surprise you!

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I’ve had a vast array of job experiences. While in high school, I worked as maid for a local motel. While attending college, I worked as an office worker in the Sociology Department and Museum of Fine Arts. After college, I was a social worker for six years.
Following a career change, I spent the next several years working as an editor and technical writer in various publishing and software companies, including Microsoft. And whenever I had any spare time, I worked on my true passions: creative writing and art.
I’ve worked with maids, nurses aides, office workers, people with PhDs, and millionaires. I’ve worked with people subsisting on welfare and those living and dying in nursing homes. I’ve worked with software engineers, project managers, and vice presidents, as well as publishers, artists, and writers.
And in that vast array of different jobs, locations, and peoples, what have I observed?

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How to To Be Happier and Stay Young at Heart in 5 Easy Steps


This photo is of me playing around in The Enchanted Forest. Being silly is one of the ways I like to cultivate happiness and really, I will always be a kid at heart! So if you want to be happier, here’s some suggestions in 5 easy steps.

1. Have Fun!

Life is serious business but that doesn’t mean we need to be serious ALL the time! There is a time and place for everything. With so many of us having so little time on their hands these days we are stressed out and having a little fun is a great way to feel good, be happier and combat stress. If you make the time to include some fun in your life, you’ll see the benefits. Some people see having fun as a non-value added activity but think of how much more efficient and productive you are when you are relaxed and happy. …

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Ten Little Habits That Steal Your Happiness


You ultimately become what you repeatedly do. If your habits aren’t helping you, they’re hurting you. Here are a few examples of the latter that will steal your happiness if you let them:

1. Focusing on everyone’s story except your own.
Don’t be so satisfied with the success stories of others and how things have gone for them that you forget to write your own. Unfold your own tale and bring it to life. You have everything you need to become what you are capable of becoming. Incredible change happens when you decide to take control. This means consuming less and creating more. It means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and deciding for you. It means learning to respect and use your own ideas and instincts to write your passage. If you want your life story to soar to new heights, you’ve got to clear a path…

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