Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of 14,000 things to be happy about (1.25+ million copies in print). She has written 80 books and calendars. See the Bookstore for more information.

Barbara holds an MPhil and PhD in Linguistics (University of Exeter), a PhD in Archaeology (Greenwich University), an MA and PhD in Buddhist Studies (Akamai University), and a BS in Physical Education (Valparaiso University). She is a Registered Professional Archaeologist.

Dr. Kipfer is Senior Lexicographer of Zeta Global and has worked for Google,,, Ask Jeeves, Bell Communications Research, General Electric Research, IBM Research, idealab/Knowledge Adventure, WolframAlpha, and The Chicago Tribune (sportswriter/sports editor).

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