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How to add new life to your relationships (even your best ones!)

Want lasting happiness? Invest in your connections to other people, suggest Robert Waldinger MD and Marc Schulz PhD, codirectors of the longest-running scientific study on well-being. Here, they share four strategies to re-energize your bonds.
Posted Jan 2023

Ever say “I’ll be happy when …?” Here’s why you need to stop doing that — now

Every time you say that or its cousins "If I just had ____" or "When I get through ____", what you’re really saying is “I can’t be happy now.” Author and designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explains why -- and how she broke this habit.
Posted Jun 2022

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
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