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Stefan Sagmeister recommends

Looking for your creative spark? Check out this list of suggested reading on happiness and creative inspiration prepared by Sagmeister exclusively for TED.

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    Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far

    Stefan Sagmeister
    Abrams Books, 2013

    Everything that I know to be true. This series of typographic works came out of a list I found in my diary under the same title.

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    The Happiness Hypothesis

    Jonathan Haidt
    Basic Books, 2006

    If you are interested in the subject of happiness, this is the best book I've come across. Haidt manages to write in a way that's encompassing yet precise, scientific yet personal. A wonderful survey of many strategies that might improve your well-being.

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    Stumbling on Happiness

    Daniel Gilbert
    Vintage, 2007

    A fantastic explanation of why we are so bad at planning what will be good for us.

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    Seeing The (Northern) Light: A Temporary Arctic Retirement

    Curt Nickish
    NPR, May 20, 2013

    A Canadian man took his family on a sabbatical after seeing my TED Talk.