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Fleeting moment or state of being?

America Ferrera, the star of the hit TV series, Ugly Betty, ponders whether happiness is an experience that comes and goes or perhaps is something more lasting.

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Porcupine Love

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Happiness? What happiness?

  • John Leguizamo
  • For actor John Leguizamo, happiness is finding enjoyment in life's struggles.

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Quit wasting your time

  • Joan Rivers
  • Comedian Joan Rivers claims we've got too much time on our hands to think about whether or not we are happy.

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That juicy state of happiness

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Moments of absolute absorption

  • Adam Gopnik
  • Writer Adam Gopnik finds happiness in being "vigilantly absorbed in some activity."

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Happiness demystified

  • Larry David
  • Award-winning comedian, actor, and writer Larry David explains why religious people are happier and reveals two essential elements of happiness.

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