Don't Worry, Be…Satisfied? Exploring the Science of Happiness

There has always been introspection and curiosity about the bases of that fundamental human emotion, happiness. Philosophers, psychologists, religious scholars, anthropologists, and economists have all separately investigated the nature of emotional well-being and come to typically separate conclusions: maybe some people are just predisposed to happiness; maybe we can buy it; maybe smiling is the cause and effect of a good mood. But in the end, there are no easy answers to our most pressing questions about happiness: how is it defined, why does it benefit us, and how can we get more of it?

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