After that last post, I thought I owed you all an upper. So here are three things that cheer ME up:

1. The Happiness Project, a blog based on a forthcoming memoir about the year Gretchen Rubin spent “test-driving every principle, tip, theory, and scientific study I could find, whether from Aristotle or St. Therese or Martin Seligman or Oprah” ; The Happiness Project (just the name makes me happy!) gathers these rules for living and reports on “what works and what doesn’t.” On this daily blog, Gretchen recounts some of her adventures and insights as she grapples with the challenge of being happier. Happy that, Gretchen!

2. These cool fora (as in plural of forum, not as in “flora” with a typo) that I’ve been working on for the National Council for Research on Women’s new blog:

3. GWP’s new intern, Melinda Parrish, aka formerly Girl Sailor, who you will be hearing more about/from soon.  Welcome, Mel! We’re so excited to have you here!!!!

(Note, I did not say my kitten. Oops, I guess I just did. Hopeless am I.)