smile(Emily Kasrie)

Illustration by Emily Kasrie

Allow me to suggest a BBC podcast on HAPPINESS: What makes us smile? The radio programmeThe Forum” brings together 3 “happiness researchers” from 3 countries: American positive psychologist Todd Kashdan believes that being curious is the key to happiness. Belgian environmental scientist Eric Lambin argues that our lives can be enriched by a more intimate relationship with nature. And novelist Eva Hoffman’s recipe for happiness is about learning to use our time meaningfully, not hoarding it too preciously but sharing it generously with others.