KYD brings you a selection of links and miscellanea that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us this week. If you’ve got amusing links we need to see, tweet them to us at @kyd_magazine!


Image: Nicole Zuanon, Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

So, apparently Monday was International Happiness Day (who knew?) and, as it turns out, we’ve been going about this happiness thing all wrong! Leah Kaminsky looks at the pursuit of happiness and how our search to find it may actually be making us more unhappy.

We love the National Young Writers Festival, and we bet you will too – artist applications close 31 March!

Why would one man reject society and disappear into the woods for twenty-seven years? For enlightenment or asceticism? Or simply to ‘get lost’? Michael Finkel tells Christopher Knight’s incredible story.

If you’re in Brisbane in April, don the pussy hat and get along to the Feminist Writers Festival‘s ‘Giving Up The Good Girl’. KYD’s publishing director Rebecca Starford will be appearing with Michelle Law and Krissy Kneen to discuss girl power and how to stop being so ‘nice’.

Last week we brought you dogs and books and children. This week we’re upping the ante with ponies! Yesterday a small horse made a big guest appearance at Carlton’s Little Bookroom to help raise funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

And, stop now if nudity and bikes is not your thing.