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Takeaway: Traveling, experiencing new things, is a critical ingredient in pursuing happiness (Traveling, experiencing new things, is a critical ingredient in pursuing happiness. Plants are meant to stand still. Humans are meant to go on quests—whether physically traveling, or by learning and growing in the mind and heart. Maybe you’ll…

Vegetarian Pho

Since my schedule had run amok, I went to “lunch” before 9 a.m. at my favorite Vietnamese vegetarian restaurant. My “usual” wasn’t being served yet, so I pointed at a steaming bowl my neighbor seemed to be ecstatically devouring. I quickly realized it was “pho,” the national soup of Vietnam.…