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A Lesson in Happiness

Some scientists think happiness is largely determined by genetics and other factors outside our control. Others say we have a set point of happiness and, no matter whether we win the lottery or have a devastating accident, within a year of the event we return to a familiar emotional level. But recent research suggests that we can actually take charge of our happiness and it is within our power to change. On my way home from a recent vacation in Northern Spain, I was reflecting on the trip, thinking about when … Continue reading

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