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Books

Location, Location, Location: The Right Place Can Make You Happy

Where do you find your bliss? Journalist Eric Weiner discovers that “where we are is vital to who we are.”

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Diplomacy

Tour Embassy Row With Colleen Mudlaff's Women's Diplomatic Series

Are you ready to take a magic carpet ride to Pakistan and Botswana? Check out our Q&A with Colleen Mudlaff, founder of DC’s Women’s Diplomatic Series.

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Estate Planning

A Trust Is Like a Contract That's on Steroids

“While a contract is an agreement between two parties that sets out the rights and responsibilities that each party owes to the other,” says Estate Planning attorney Lisa Hughes, “a trust is a contract on steroids.”

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Food

The Joy of Comfort Food

Craving a little comfort food this holiday season? You aren’t alone. True, they are frequently packed with carbohydrates. But hey, that makes them all the more delicious. Check out the top-10 recipes. Are your favorites on the list?

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Hiring

Barbara Mitchell's #1 Happiness Rule

Can you choose to be happy—no matter where you are, or what you are doing … even at work? Yes, insists Hiring expert Barbara Mitchell, whose recent trip to Paris helped her reset her “happiness clock.” She suggests three ways that you can, too.

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History

Cate Magennis Wyatt Takes Us on a Journey Through Hallowed Ground

“There is no place like the stretch from Gettysburg to Monticello,” avers the founder of Journey Through Hallowed Ground (JTHG). Here’s why.

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Intuition Rules

Judy Amato on the Art of Automatic Writing

Judy Amato’s ability to do automatic writing can help others see the events of their past, give them clarity—and even see into their future. Are you skeptical? Amato believes we are all intuitive. Some of us are just more “tapped in” than others.

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Live Love Laughing

Why Do People Work Too Much?

“High productivity and high earning rates … make it possible for people to work less and enjoy more, yet many continue to work assiduously to earn more,” says U of Chicago professor Christopher Hsee. Here’s why.

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Millennials

The Student Loan Dilemma

“Sure, getting the loan was essential to me going to college,” knows Eurah Lee, a college junior and the host of the new “Millennials Radio Show.” “But the longer I think about it—the more I realize that I am now connected to the federal government for the foreseeable future.”

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Networking

Women in Technology Are "Networking Around the Beltway"

Women in Technology is a Washington, DC-based organization that seeks to empower women to be architects of change in the technology industry. Don’t miss our Q&A with WIT’s Sue Butler, and learn how to network your way to the top.

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Photography

From the White House to Weddings: Tracey Attlee Photography

Former New York Times and Associated Press White House-credentialed photographer Tracey Attlee offers tips to those who want to make it big as a professional photographer.

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PR Rules

The Happiness of Creating a Stunning Website

Did you see our interview about “PR Rules: The Playbook” on “Let’s Talk Live?” Click here to learn how to create a stunning website.

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Public Speaking

Are You Suffering From the "Bullet Point Effect"?

“I couldn’t survive the holidays without making bulleted lists of everything I need to get done,” shares Public Speaking expert Robin Miller. “But actually speaking in bullets to my friends and family would leave them cold.”

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Inkandescent Radio

New! The Millennials Radio Show

Welcome to the “Millennials Radio Show” — a monthly podcast that shines a light on what 20-somethings think, feel, and dream about. Your host is 20-something Eurah Lee, whose candid style and thoughtful approach will give a voice to the next great generation.

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Research

The Science of Understanding Happiness

Which countries have the happiest people? Why does isolated Bhutan measure Gross National Happiness? And can being happy make you healthy? Don’t miss these interesting research studies.

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Retirement

Women and Social Security: 4 Steps to Creating a Plan for Retirement Income

American women face a complex challenge when it comes to securing retirement income that will last a lifetime. “But longevity is only a portion of the story,” explains Financial Adviser Carmen Wu.

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Speakers Bureau

Ace Hardware Owner Gina Schaefer on the Joy of Entrepreneurship

What’s a happy entrepreneur? No one who fits that description better than Gina Schaefer, owner of nine Ace Hardware stores in DC and Baltimore. What gives her such joy?

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Inkandescent TV

Does Learning About History Make You Happy?

Don’t know much about history? Then tune into the Grateful American™ TV Show, featuring interviews with the leaders of the nation’s top presidential homes, history experts, authors, and educators.

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Truly Amazing Women™ Who Are Changing the World

Women Helping Women: Lindsey Mask Invites Us to Join "Ladies America"

Lindsey Mask is the founder and executive director of Ladies America, a national network of professional women. Her motto: “Women Helping Women.”

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Wealth

4 Strategies to Integrate Your Happiness Plan With Your Wealth Plan

Has your money bought you happiness? If not, financial planning may be just the ticket you need to help you gain clarity, confidence, and control over your finances, says Rita Cheng, a Certified Financial Planner™ professional.

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