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What the ‘Happiness Paradox’ Can Teach Us About Our Feelings

Paying too much attention to your emotional state can make you miserable

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If you want to feel slightly less happy right this minute, there’s an easy way to make that happen: Ask yourself how happy you’re feeling.




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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.

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