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How to Build a Life

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

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The Happy Way to Drop Your Grievances

Grumbling about something can feel as if it offers relief, but it spreads misery. Here’s how to break the habit and make everyone 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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