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Anticipating a vacation extends the period of happiness a vacation causes. Photo by Ralph Daily

How to wring the most happiness from a vacation

A friend started a long-planned vacation last week. I interrupted her last-minute preparations with a phone call to wish her a happy and safe journey. “You must be really looking forward to this.” “Umm, well…. I am…. Now.” “Just now?” “You know, I’d booked the essentials almost a year ago, Read more →

Sign for voting place. Photo by Roland Tanglao

Psychology plays role during election campaigns

Advance voting in B.C.’s provincial election closes today. Pollsters and pundits are pontificating on what it all means for Tuesday’s general vote. Meanwhile, I ponder how my own biases, tendencies and other psychological traits influence my perceptions of this election campaign. Elections build community. The electoral process involves and engages Read more →

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