Three steps to get over your ex
Why we binge as a way of celebrating.
One of the most straightforward paths to happiness at work is to fight against the scourge of time-consuming, unproductive meetings at every opportunity.
The U.S. is undergoing a crisis of our personal and shared sense of meaning as polarization rises and institutions erode. The solution is as simple as it is difficult: Love one another.
The happiness we seek can require investing earlier than we think—and may help us align our expectations and reality at the end of life.
Approach disagreements with your partner not as a “me,” but as a “we.”
When parents avoid the complexities of independent decision making, they may fail to understand where analysis remains crucial.
Fighting over the facts is unlikely to convince anyone.
Subtraction can be an overlooked solution in a culture of accumulation. But having less can create the space we didn’t know we needed.
Even if you’re not religious
We use our time to race against the clock of productivity—which may be the one thing that holds us back from enjoying the free time we crave.
Eradicating this ugly emotion entirely would be impossible, but we can stop fueling it with our behavior.
Tech may not be responsible for all the woes of modern love and human connection—but it may reflect our innate desire to find simple solutions to complex problems.
Many people chase achievement, assuming it will lead to well-being. They should reverse that order of operations.
When addictive behaviors override our desires, it may be a sign to investigate the gap between what we crave and what’s really good for us.
Our instincts often steer us to love things and use people. We need to do the opposite.
But it’s all in how you use it.
Thinking of yourself as an observer is better for your happiness than obsessing over being observed.
The Roman philosopher Seneca’s essay “On a Happy Life” is full of lessons that are as pertinent today as they were two millennia ago.
Feeling others’ pain can make everyone less happy if you don’t learn to tolerate it.