Emily Wise Miller

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Emily Wise Miller has worked as a writer and editor for more than 10 years, including stints at Chronicle Books and Weldon Owen in San Francisco. She is the author of The Food Lover's Guide to Florence: With Culinary Excursions in Tuscany published by Ten Speed Press/Random House, and co-author of Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook and How to Cook Like a Top Chef. Her writing on food, travel, and culture has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Saveur, Elle Decor, and other publications. Recently she worked as a contributing writer for the arts and culture magazine, Patron and a consulting editor for the book publisher BenBella. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband and their two kids.

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Let's Be Civil

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Let's Be Civil

Stress and technology are driving us to the brink, but compassion can turn the tide.
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The mainstay of the Thanksgiving meal is a healthy eating bonanza.
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Good Apples

Sweeten up your fall with these two easy apple recipes.
Find Your Meaning in Life


5 Ways to Get in Touch With Your Higher Calling

Use your strengths to find greater meaning and purpose in your life.
Loving Without Limits

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Happy Activists Deliver Love to Moms

Chicago group supports children’s hospital caregivers on Mother’s Day.
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Take Charge Like Ming-Na Wen in Our New Issue

Design your dream life, move like you mean it, and meet two awesome action heroes in our most motivating issue ever!
A Happiness Backlash?
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4 Ways to Stay Engaged With Lifelong Learning

Find a new interest (or two) to keep your brain healthy and happy.
Spicy Carrot Soup

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Spicy Carrot Soup

Carrots are all grown up in this sophisticated dish.
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Teaching Medical Students Compassion

Class prepares tomorrow's doctors for more empathetic patient care.
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10 Tips for a Happy Friday

Get the most from the best day of the workweek
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The Benefits of Compassion Meditation

Train your brain to connect with others.
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Two Books Teach Teens to Be Happier, More Resilient

Hands-on workbooks bring positive psychology to a younger audience.
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The special spring edition hits newsstands today!
Top happiness podcasts

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10 Podcasts to Help You Find Happiness

Enrich your commute or afternoon walk with inspiring interviews and expert advice.
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Beans and Greens Stew With Tomato Broth

This healthy stew is a warming one-pot meal.
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Why Pizza Makes Us Happy

Author and expert Peter Reinhart explains why pizza has become America's favorite food.
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Beyond the Kale

Other leafy greens are ready for their place in the spotlight.
Bruschetta With Tomato and Basil

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Bruschetta With Tomato and Basil

No matter how you pronounce it, this simple dish looks and tastes great.
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Embrace Life’s Imperfections

Wabi-sabi celebrates the beauty of flaws inherent in nature.
Almonds and whole walnuts being cracked.
Photograph by Rusty Hill

Go Nuts When Reaching for a Healthy Snack

Tasty nuts pack a powerful punch of protein, fiber and antioxidants.
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6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Social Life

Get out there and meet people!
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Sound Baths Offer a Concert for the Soul

In this practice, sound and vibration provide a magic carpet for mindfulness.
Tomatoes Take a Starring Role

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Tomatoes Take a Starring Role

Use them in salads, sauces, or a on their own as a delicious snack.
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Woman having her face painted at Soul Camp.

20 Best Sleep-Away Camps for Grown-Ups

The ultimate list of adult camps in the United States.
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3 Easy Steps to Healthier Eating

Start on the path to better nutrition.
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Faith and Positive Psychology Merge in 'The Happiness Prayer'

New book highlights ancient wisdom as path to joy, fulfillment.
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12 Top Positive Psychology Courses You Can Take Online

Boost your happiness IQ from the comfort of your own computer.
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On Edge Looks at Living With Anxiety

Author Andrea Petersen discusses her candid new memoir.
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Set priorities, schedule self-care and make time for what's important, author says.
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Find Your Tribe

Discovering flow—and community—can lead to a radical kind of well-being.
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Sleep-Away Camps for Adults Offer Play, Transformation

The magic mix of commuity, nature and self-acceptance is luring adults into the woods.
A Letter to my Mom

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Dear Mom, I Love You

New book features letters to mom, with love and gratitude
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7 Ways to Stay Fit and Healthy at Work

Make wellness an integral part of your 9 to 5.
7 Tips to Find Your Own Tribe


8 Tips to Find Your Own Tribe

Watch your well-being soar when you become part of a group.
Roasted Red Snapper

Photograph by ©Rusty Hill.

How to Roast a Fish

Cooking a whole fish is easier than you think.
More sex doesn't equan more happiness?

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Frequent Sex Not Always Linked to Happiness

Study’s findings go against anecdotal evidence
Hot Cocoa

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Comfort in a Cup

Nothing beats hot cocoa on a cold afternoon.
Hot fudge sundae

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A Hot Fudge Sundae Never Leaves You Cold

The most American of desserts provides a thrill to the senses.
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9 Tips to Be Happier Working From Home

Be more productive by planning out your workday.
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Science, technology, music and movement unite at Mexico gathering.
Intern Malik Runnels and Chef Chad Houser
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Get all the benefits of a vacation without leaving town.

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