How to Build a Happy Life

Past Episodes

How to Build a Happy Life

What It Means to Be You

In the social-media age, we curate images of our lives on a screen—making it especially easy to translate images of perfection as the image of oneself. But the pressure to pretend we are perfect is exactly the thing holding us back from experi…

How to Build a Happy Life

Loneliness, Lending a Hand, and Living Life Around People

The irony in loneliness is that we all share in the experience of it. In this episode of How to Build a Happy Life, we sit down to discuss isolated living and Americans’ collective struggle to create a relationship-centric life. As we continue…

How to Build a Happy Life

Manage Your Feelings, So They Don’t Manage You

Only when we admit we have a problem can we begin to find solutions. On the first episode of How To Build a Happy Life, we explore the neuroscience of emotional management, practices that help us befriend our inner monologue, and challenges to…

How to Build a Happy Life

Introducing: How to Build a Happy Life

Welcome to How to Build a Happy Life! In this series, host Arthur Brooks digs into research and offers tools to help you live more joyfully. Join us for deep conversations with psychologists, experts, and friends of The Atlantic’s Chief Happin…