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How to Build a Life

A weekly column about pointing yourself toward happiness from The Atlantic.


How to Take—And Give—Criticism Well

Being able to accept a bad review and use it constructively is not just an essential life skill; it will also make you happier.

I’m a big fan of the How to Build a Life column. I find myself sharing it with my kids all the time. Great practical wisdom.

George Stephanopolus

    “The key to happiness is not being rich; it’s doing something arduous and creating something of value and then being able to reflect on the fruits of your labor.”

    Arthur Brooks

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