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The 2 Keys to Your Happiness & Defying the Rules of English

The 2 Keys to Your Happiness & Defying the Rules of English

Update: 2024-05-134


Even though people seem to enjoy dining out, many find the process frustrating and difficult. And the restaurant’s menu has a lot to do with it. This episode begins with the result of a recent survey regarding how people order, what they think of menus (including QR code menus) how much a meal should cost and more.

Happiness is a difficult word to define. Even the happiest person in the world isn’t happy all the time. Maybe happiness is more of a philosophy – an overall sense of contentment. Maybe it is the result of the things you do and who you do them for. That’s what Stephanie Harrison believes, and she has studied what makes people happy. Stephanie is the creator of the “New Happy” philosophy. Her work has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review. The New Happy’s art, newsletter, podcast, and programs reach millions of people around the world. Here's the website- She is also author of the book New Happy: Getting Happiness Right in a World That's Got It Wrong ( Listen and you will get a deeper understanding of happiness and how to find it.

In English we have rules. For example: Don’t start an sentence with “and” or “but”; don’t end a sentence with a preposition; don’t say “ain’t” because it’s not a real word. Says who? Where do all these rules come from? Who wrote the rules? Are they really rules and or suggestions? Do they even make sense? Here with some insight into the rules of English and the fascinating way our language evolves is Anne Curzan. She is a professor of English language and literature, linguistics, and education and also serves as the dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan. Anne is also author of the book Says Who?: A Kinder, Funner Usage Guide for Everyone Who Cares About Words (

Some people prefer not to know the gender of their soon-to-be-born baby or name it until after birth. However, there are some good reasons – particularly for new fathers – to know sooner rather than later. Listen as I explain what they are.


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The 2 Keys to Your Happiness & Defying the Rules of English

The 2 Keys to Your Happiness & Defying the Rules of English

Mike Carruthers | OmniCast Media | Cumulus Podcast Network