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Are you happy? Don’t worry — be satisfied

We Americans may have, as Thomas Jefferson declared (and the Continental Congress confirmed on July 4, 1776), an inalienable right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” but are we happy? And what exactly makes us happy, anyway?

Shattering the stereotype about ‘fag hags’

Research psychologist Jesse Bering presents a fascinating discussion of the history and meaning of the slang term “fag hag” — a woman who supposedly hangs around with gay men because of her unattractiveness and inability to attract straight men.