Happy Lives, Good Lives offers a thorough introduction to a variety of perspectives on happiness. Among the questions at issue: Is happiness only a state of mind, or is it something more? Is it the same for everyone? Is it under our control, and if so, to what extent? Can we be mistaken about whether we are happy? What role, if any, does happiness play in living a good life? Is it sometimes morally wrong to pursue happiness? Should governments promote happiness through public policy? Asking and answering these questions is worthwhile not only as an intellectual exercise, but also as a means of gaining practical insight into how best to pursue a happy life.
Sometimes a love affair, even of the shortest duration, can have a lasting and lingering effect upon one's soul. So it is with Marc-Andre Fillion, whose brief encounter with a neighbour seven years earlier provides the inspiration and story for The Extraordinary Garden. An expanse of parkland between their backyards is the physical separation between Marc-Andre and the woman after whom he longed for seven years, Josee. But the true divide is that both are married, with families. The obligations of being a good spouse, a good parent, a good neighbour keep them apart every bit as much as they drive them together - both have daughters in competitive diving and who attend the same school. The Extraordinary Garden is an eloquent work of fiction mining, the same vein as the works of John Cheever and John Updike.
Each issue of Transactions B is devoted to a specific area of the biological sciences, including clinical science. All papers are peer reviewed and edited to the highest standards. Published on the 29th of each month, Transactions B is essential reading for all biologists.
Having held 18 different jobs in various fields, author Amanda Dickson is keenly aware that not all work in equally enjoyable. In the trademark enthusiastic style that has made her a top-ranked radio personality and sought-after speaker, she offers practical suggestions for finding joy in whatever work you do. Included are ways to identify the work you were born to do and basic changes in attitude that will help you deal with less-than-ideal working conditions. Amanda's fresh outlook and laugh-out-loud humor will change the way you think about work...and life
Ethics and the Good Life asks for the point of morality as a way of living. Employing occasional irreverence and good humor, Brad Art engages students in the questions and methods of philosophy. The book asks students to examine their beliefs about morality, religion, and human interaction. In disagreeing with Art's slightly extreme position, students are forced to carefully articulate and defend their positions. Five compelling moral problems are provided for analysis and application of the theory.