Why I’ve Become a “Now Person”

Make all your resolutions immediate. Maybe you just want to resolve to make more coffee at home. Make coffee now.

How I Learned to Give Back — And What It Taught Me

An interesting and unexpected thing happened once I decided to be more generous with the rest of the world — I became more generous with myself.

How Money Fits Into a Happy Life

Deborah Copaken offers 30 life lessons from a 30th college reunion.

I Was a Haunted House Zombie Girl

I was no longer the girl who was always scared; instead, I was the girl who could scare.

Yes, I Quit Another Job in the First Two Weeks

This time, it was so much worse.

How a Golden Girls Coloring Book Changed My Life

As a little kid, I loved to color, loved picking out crayons. Yet I could never stay inside the lines.

The Time We Almost Became Travel Hackers

The answer to all my problems came to me during a 3 a.m. feeding: we would become travel hackers.

The Cost of Trying Something New Every Week

I promised myself 52 new experiences.

The Cost of a New Life: Part Three

I found out my house was for sale last month.

My First Suit Was a Thousand-Dollar Mistake

No one else’s pants were cuffed or pleated. My $80 tie was too wide.