How (and Why) to Boost Happiness by Enhancing Your Social Life

I’ve spent the past two years working on the “Blue Zones of Happiness” for National Geographic. I took a tack similar to previous Blue Zones books: I started by identifying the statistically happiest populations and then, through regression analysis and shoe-leather journalism, distilled the lessons they have to offer the rest of us. In profiling happiness paragons in Denmark, Singapore, Costa Rica, and Boulder, Colorado, I describe three measurable facets of happiness (Life Satisfaction, Positive Affect and Purpose) and uncover how these cities have achieved greater well being for their populations.

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October 19, 2017