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Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment by  Tal Ben-Shahar


Happier is based on Tal Ben-Shahar’s positive psychology primer – the most popular class at Harvard and attended by about 20% of all Harvard graduates. Ben-Shahar wisely suggests that a better question than Am I happy? is How can I be happier?, since this recognizes happiness to be an ongoing and lifelong process…

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Happiness: A guide to developing life’s most important skill by Matthieu Ricard

Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important SkillMatthieu Ricard’s subtitle reveals his premise – that ‘achieving durable happiness as a way of being is a skill’ (page 7). Although some people are happier than others, he notes, such happiness is not durable and complete. How then is the skill of durable happiness achieved…

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Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

Stumbling on HappinessIn Gilbert’s view, our hike to happiness is ungainly because we  use our powers of imagination as our compass – we imagine what will make us happy. Problem is,  imagination lets us down in three important ways…

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Happiness: Lessons from a new science by Richard Layard

Happiness: Lessons from a New ScienceLayard is described on the dust jacket as ‘one of Britain’s best-known economists and a world expert on unemployment and inequality’. As you’d expect, his background profoundly informs his take on happiness…

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