Be Happy

Girls for A Change (www.girlsforachange.org). This is a national organization for teen girls who want to do something about social problems. Presently, the two main chapters of this organization are in Arizona and California. Perhaps the organization will expand if it receives a bigger following. This is a wonderful option for empowering young women who want to make a difference in the world.

Serendipity Factory (www.serendipityfactory.com/happy-discoveries). This blog’s purpose is to spread positive news, and the nice part about it is that it seeks out people doing positive or creative things and gives them a moment in the spotlight.

The Happiness Project (www.happinessproject.com/). Gretchen Ruben, a former lawyer and clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner, has created a blog that tracks her insights on the challenge of being happy. There is an entire science that has been developed around the positive thinking effect, and courses at the University of Pennsylvania have been developed for psychology students. Anyway, Gretchen provides weekly tips, along with her thoughts about living happily 24-7.

Unclutterer (http://unclutterer.com). If you need a little extra motivation to clear out the junk and provide a simpler, less stressful environment at home or work, this blog can give you the boost you need. Included are photos of “Workspaces of the Week,” and they might make you envious. They did me. I noticed that most desks had laptops. Does that tell us something? One thing that I found odd was an article titled, “10 Places to Find Hidden Clutter.” I you have reached the point where all your clutter is hard to find, I would think you could just pass over this website.

Oh Gizmo (www.ohgizmo.com). This place is for techies who want to keep up with the latest….gizmos. If you have been to the Unclutterer website, then maybe you won’t be tempted by all the bright and shiny new gadgets waiting for you. I have to admit, however, that this blog is entertaining, and provides the latest information on gadgets, innovation and design.

Alltop (http://alltop.com). This is a handy aggregator, a list of links to “all the top” sites on the Web in dozens of categories: gaming, celebrity gossip, lifehacks, sports, fashion, culture, and on and on. I use it to scan sites and find links to websites that eventually get

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~ by IndianaDunesPoet on July 2, 2008.

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