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Black Friday Reflections on Happiness, Consumption, and Sustainability

As discussed in a fascinating new book by Derek Bok, psychologists have been busily researching a new set of issues relating to happiness. As a result of this research, psychologists are beginning to develop a deeper understanding of the factors that control well-being. Well-being is a multi-dimensional concept that includes objective factors such as health, …


Cul de Sacs are a Dead End

Cul de Sacs are a familiar feature of suburbia.  They are also coming under increasing attack, according to TNR: So, for instance, one study of the city of Charlotte found that places where the streets weren’t very well connected (thanks, in part, to the heavy use of cul-de-sac) required a lot more fire stations to …