Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of 14,000 Things to be Happy About with more than 1.25 million copies in print, now in a new 25th anniversary edition. Look for the return of the Page-a-Day calendar in 2017!
Among her 60 other books are Self-Meditation, Instant Karma, 8,789 Words of Wisdom, The Wish List, and The Order of Things, thesauri and dictionaries, trivia and question books, archaeology reference books, and happiness and spiritually themed books. Recent publications include Breath Perception, What Would Buddha Say?, and in 2017, 1,001 Ways to Live Wild and How Would Buddha Act? Barbara's books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other bookstores, as well as stores like Urban Outfitters.
Barbara holds a PhD and MPhil in Linguistics (University of Exeter), a PhD in Archaeology (Greenwich University), an MA (Greenwich University) and a PhD in Buddhist Studies (Akamai University), and a BS in physical education (Valparaiso University). She is a Registered Professional Archaeologist, has a certificate in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, a certificate in The Science of Happiness, and has taught meditation.
Dr. Kipfer is Chief Lexicographer of Temnos. She has worked for Answers.com, Ask Jeeves/Ask.com, Bellcore/Telcordia, Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, General Electric Research, Google, IBM Research, idealab, Knowledge Adventure, The Chicago Tribune, and WolframAlpha.