Happiness and Life Improvement

The Atlantic

The Problem With ‘No Regrets’

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Make Time for Art

The Atlantic

We’ve Lost the True Meaning of Cynicism

The Atlantic

Listen to Your Own Advice

The Atlantic

Give Your Money. Give Your Time. Don’t Tell Anyone.

The Atlantic

The Cure for Holiday Blues

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The Right Way to Procrastinate

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When You Can’t Change the World, Change Your Feelings

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How to Be Thankful When You Don’t Feel Thankful

The Atlantic

Moving for Better Weather Won’t Make You Happier

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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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