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How to Build a Life

A column about pointing yourself toward happiness

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How Not to Be Your Own Worst Enemy

Arthur Brooks and Dr. Shefali, a clinical psychologist and mindfulness expert, discuss the definition and dangers of self-objectification—and what it really means to be yourself.

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How to Know You’re Lonely

Dr. Vivek Murthy and Arthur Brooks discuss loneliness—what it feels like, how difficult it is to identify, and the remedies to alleviate its impact on our daily lives.