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Hardwiring HappinessBy Rick Hanson

In a Nutshell

Hardwiring Happiness tells you how you can overcome your negativity bias by relishing, extending, and prioritizing the good things in your life to become happier.

Favorite quote

By taking just a few extra seconds to stay with a positive experience—even the comfort in a single breath—you’ll help turn a passing mental state into lasting neural structure.

Rick Hanson

Introduction

From the TV news to your social media feed, it can sure seem like the world is a highly negative place.

The problem isn't just you. Our brains are predisposed to prioritize negative information - but fortunately we can learn to counteract this tendency.

Rick Hanson is a psychologist at UC Berkeley and author of such bestsellers as Buddha's Brain.

In this book, Hanson shows how we can use the power of neuroplasticity to overcome our brain's built-in negative bias.

Here are the 3 key insights from this Hack

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