Archive for Happiness

Legislation and Public Policy Aimed at Restoring Childhood

In signing a bill into law, Utah Governor Herbert stated, "Responsible parents should be able to let kids be kids without constantly looking over their shoulders for approval."

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How Can We Restore Children’s Independent Outdoor Play?

Play deprivation is a tragic consequence of our over-control of children's lives. What can we do to remedy this problem? I want your ideas.

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Children’s Freedom: A Human Rights Perspective

Children today are far more deprived of liberty than they were in decades past, and they are suffering because of that. The culprit is our ignorance, not ill will.

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Parents: It Doesn’t Matter What College Your Kids Attend

In the United States, almost anyone who wants to can get into college, and research shows it doesn't usually matter, in the long run, which college one goes to.

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How Schools Thwart Passions

“Follow your passion” is what almost every commencement speaker tells new graduates. It’s almost cruel.

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How We Deprive Children of the Physical Activity They Need

Trips to the park and adult-organized sports do not, and cannot, remedy the health problems caused by today's restrictions on children's freedom to play.

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Sense and Nonsense About Video Game Addiction

Popular media are full of scare headlines and articles about harmful effects of video gaming. But what have researchers actually found? Is gaming really "Digital Heroin"?

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Origins of Passionate Interests: A Survey of Readers

I'm asking here for your story about the development of a passionate interest. It might be a story about your own interest, that of your child, or that of anyone you know well.

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Education’s Future: What Will Replace K-12 and College?

Our expensive, time-wasting, anxiety-producing system of education is an immense failure. In a rational world, what would replace it? Here is my answer to that question.

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A Frugal Man’s Guide to Happiness and Health

If I decide to make a million dollars by publishing Gray’s Guide to Health, Happiness, and Financial Security, the key points will be: ....

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