By Nataly Kogan

Sometimes stuff does matter


We’re told that things are just things, but some things really do have meaning. Some of our smallest possessions carry the deepest significance -- photographs, or family mementos passed down through generations -- and having them around us adds a layer of meaning to wherever we live. Our tip today on how to be happier: have something of importance in every room -- something tiny, something that reminds you of who you are, where you came from, and those you love.