Men's Health

How to Hack Happiness

DESPITE ALL THE MEDITATION lunches, CBD elixirs, trigger warnings, and caffeinated chocolates, Americans aren’t getting any happier. In fact, over the past decade, the U.S. has plummeted from number three on the global happiness index to number 19, where we’ve more or less stagnated since 2017. We’re an increasingly bummed-out people, and to make matters worse,“we live in a culture that is just obsessed with happiness,” says Darrin McMahon, Ph.D., the author of Happiness: A History.

And we be obsessed with it: A positive outlook has been linked to a

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