What We’re Reading: May 4-8

How to be happy, Housing trends around the world, Can junk mail earn you some money?

2572372999_ee2fc73b07_mWe’re usually wrong about what will make us happy—or unhappy, for that matter. Thirteen happiness experts, including psychologists, researchers, monks, and the inimitable Malcolm Gladwell, try to shed light on this surprisingly difficult question.

I’ve heard of shipping container homes and tiny homes, but I have never heard of cohouses or adaptive reuse housing.  Fascinating ideas from the rest of the world!

Things aren’t always what they seem at first glance, and these logos prove it.

We all hate junk mail, but there is a way to earn money from it, according to Wise Bread.  Sign up and get accepted by the Small Business Knowledge Center, send certain types of junk mail in a prepaid envelope, and earn points for a Visa Gift card.

Whole Foods Market Inc. said Wednesday it plans to open a new chain of lower-priced, organic grocery stores aimed at younger shoppers, company officials disclosed Wednesday.


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