Happiness and Life Improvement

The Washington Post

The U.S. is in a crisis of love

The New York Times

Charlie Parker and the Meaning of Freedom

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Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier.

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We Need Optimists

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Taking Risks in Love

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Love People, Not Pleasure

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A Formula for Happiness

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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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