Author Archives: Pete Wangwongwiroj

About Pete Wangwongwiroj

I fell in love with traveling back when I was a college student. Then I realized it can be cheap! I excelled in maximizing the value of airline miles and points and finding flight deals and tricks while spending as little out of pocket as possible. I've learned how to find the best deals no matter what your goals are. Whether you're willing to make four connections to save money or look for the most affordable way to shower on a plane (yes, that's a thing), I'm your guy. Six continents later, I'm here to help you maximize value for your money, and also work my way towards my last continent - Antarctica!

National Happiness Report Card

The national nonprofit Happiness Initiative just released a copy of the national happiness report card. Here’s the summary: These are just the basic data. They’re still working on the analysis. Nevertheless, time balance and government look worrisome. Tell us how … Continue reading

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On Happiness

Watching TED talks on happiness might be my favorite hobby of all time. My favorite one’s by Shawn Achor titled: The happy secret to better work. It’s really funny and relaxing to watch, so it’s well worth watching.   I … Continue reading

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To find happiness, forget about passion?

The Harvard Business Review posted this article last Friday. It calls for us to focus on big problems, and forget passion. While I don’t agree with all of the points she made, it’s a thought-provoking article about how the society … Continue reading

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A course on finding happiness?

Check out this article about a really cool class on finding happiness at Salem State University: The special thing about this course is that it seems like it’s talking about happiness in a serious sense, relating to Aristotle’s question of … Continue reading

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Happiness. It’s serious.

So we established that we’re going to start a happiness revolution. What in the world is happiness, anyway? Happiness has often been ridiculed and dismissed as naivety: “Don’t worry. Be happy. Life will be all right.” Ugh. Whatever man. That’s … Continue reading

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And The Revolution Begins!

As I scurry through my brain trying to find the aptest way to launch the Happiness Initiative at our beloved University of Michigan, the mysterious forces of the universe conspired to present me with this: “At present we are stealing … Continue reading

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Let’s start the happiness movement!

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