We all want to be happy. But how, exactly, do you go about it? The answers in these TED Talks on happiness -- from psychologists, journalists and monks -- may surprise you.

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What is the ideal age to retire? Never, according to a neuroscientist

Too much time spent with no purpose is associated with unhappiness. If you want to live a satisfying, long life, neuroscientist Daniel Levitin has some advice for you: Stay busy.
Posted Feb 2020

There’s an art to happy memories — you can make more by experiencing more “first”s

Studies show we’re better at remembering the novel and the new, so let's use this tendency to add to our storehouse of memorable and meaningful moments, says happiness expert Meik Wiking.
Posted Jan 2020

Why are we so bad at predicting what will happen to us in the future?

We all think the way things are now is the way things will continue to be. If you’re flying high, that’s not so bad, but if you’re falling, flailing or treading water, then this is a dangerous tendency, says author Neil Pasricha. Here's how to counteract it.
Posted Dec 2019
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