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The joy conundrum: why has the US hit peak happiness when the rest of the world is so sad?

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Pass notesHealth & wellbeingThe joy conundrum: why has the US hit peak happiness when the rest of the world is so sad?

A survey reveals that Americans are happier than they’ve been for 13 years. One very specific turning point may explain it

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Name: Happiness.

Age: You know, pretty much for ever. But around 2,500 years, if we’re talking about the psychological and philosophical pursuit of happiness, which began with Confucius, Buddha, Aristotle and Socrates in China, India and Greece, respectively. Happiness, Todd Solondz’s black comedy movie, came out in 1998. Mr Happy is

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