Happiness and Life Improvement

To Be Happy, Hide From the Spotlight

The Atlantic

How to Break a Phone Addiction

The Atlantic

You Are Not Your Work

The Atlantic

Hope Is Better Than Optimism

What I Learned by Taking a 100-Mile Walk

The Atlantic

Believing in Soul Mates Is a Recipe for Disappointment

The Atlantic

There’s No Such Thing as a Perfect Job

The Atlantic

School Is Lonely and Boring

The Atlantic

The Perils of Pseudo-Forgiveness

The Atlantic

A Little Laugh Goes a Long Way

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The Atlantic

Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think

“It’s not true that no one needs you anymore.” These words came from an elderly woman sitting behind me on a late-night flight from Los Angeles to…

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Harvard Business Review

AEI’s President on Measuring the Impact of Ideas

In the summer of 2008 I was happily working as a professor at Syracuse University when I received an unexpected phone call. For the previous…

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The New York Times

The Dalai Lama and Arthur Brooks: Behind our anxiety, the fear of being unneeded.

In many ways, there has never been a better time to be alive. Violence plagues some corners of the world, and too many still live…

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