1. In The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, psychology professor Jonathan Haidt unearths ten great theories of happiness discovered by the thinkers of the past, from Plato to Jesus to Buddha, to reveal a surprising abundance of common tangents.
2. Nearly four years ago, Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert published Stumbling On Happiness. To this day, it remains the best-researched yet captivatingly digestible book on the art and science of happiness.
3. Science may be a reliable source of illumination, but it would be short-sighted to let it completely eclipse centuries of spiritual tradition. There is hardly a cultural figure more revered in that realm than His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his book The Art of Happiness.
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