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What Is Happiness?

The Atlantic: At this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of professors, psychologists, and journalists how they would define happiness. According to Eli Finkel, a professor of psychology at Northwestern University, the definition is twofold: “It seems to me that happiness is some blend of experience of pleasure and the experience More

Pursue Happiness, But in Moderation

The New York Times: Legend has it that Icarus, on his famous ersatz feathered wings, refused to heed his father’s injunction to “fly the middle course” and not too near to the sun, and consequently saw his wings melt before he fell into the sea. Avoiding extremes — both surfeit More

Happiness Gap May Favor Liberals

The New York Times: Conservatives are happier than liberals, or so decades of surveys that ask about life satisfaction would suggest. The existence of a so-called ideological happiness gap is so well established that recently social scientists have mostly tried to explain it. But a new series of studies questions More

Can Money Buy Us Happiness?

U.S. News & World Report: Money can’t buy you happiness, goes the generally accepted wisdom that was probably made up by someone poor, who wanted to bring his rich friends down a few notches. Some scientific studies have agreed with that sentiment, while others have concluded that, yes, being rich More