Friday, April 25, 2008

Purge toxins, learn about happiness, see something cute

One-day depot for household hazardous waste May 3

Get rid of household hazardous waste including energy efficient light bulbs, turpentine, aerosol containers, fire extinguishers, pool chemicals, insecticides, stains, wood preservatives, barbecue starters, propane tanks, oven cleaners, disinfectants, herbicides, fungicides, furniture stripper, gasoline and window cleaner. May 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking lot between 405 Rochester Street and 550 Booth Street (just south of the Queensway)

Daniel Gilbert on Happiness

"People who are clinically depressed often seem to lack the ability to reframe events. That suggests that if the rest of us didn’t have this, we might be depressed as well. "

"Another thing we know from studies is that people tend to take more pleasure in experiences than in things. So if you have “x” amount of dollars to spend on a vacation or a good meal or movies, it will get you more happiness than a durable good or an object. One reason for this is that experiences tend to be shared with other people and objects usually aren’t. "

Cute story for the week: Pierre's Penguin (Wet)suit

Pierre was too cold to swim so they made him a wetsuit.

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