To be happier, focus on what’s within your control
How ‘The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám’ inspired Victorian hedonists
With a new introduction and commentary by Massimo Pigliucci
After a landslide destroys her village, a woman rebuilds her life in a changed landscape
A happy life is built on pleasures such as sex and food, but also company and variety
‘What’s going on?’ How seeking meaning is futile in the Coen Brothers’ universe
John Kaag & Clancy Martin
Why the simple life is not just beautiful, it’s necessary
What the Aztecs can teach us about happiness and the good life
Being ill, living well
Ian J Kidd
Being moral means you can never do enough
The desire to fit in is the root of almost all wrongdoing
Does late parenthood deprive children of grandparental love?
The case against pets
Gary L Francione & Anna E Charlton
What makes zombies so scary? Hint: it’s not the brain-eating
David Andrew Stoler
Why you might want to be a simple oyster in the next life
Why is death bad?
A neurologist finds peace and happiness in the feeling of constant acceleration
Great news: pleasure is the purpose of life. Bad news: moderation is key
The best way to eat an oyster is the way you like it at the moment you crave it
Recipe for success
Ask the aged
Is philosophy therapy, or is it simply a search for truth?
Nigel Warburton & Jules Evans
Is it OK to have kids?
The secret of my shameless love for money real and imagined
A happy state
Can negativism sweeten life’s small joys in the face of illness and death?