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Oliver Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman

 

Oliver Burkeman writes about social psychology, self-help culture, productivity, and the science of happiness in This Column Will Change Your Life for The Guardian. His new book The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking explores the upsides of negativity, uncertainty, failure, and imperfection.

 
 
  

Stories by Oliver Burkeman

Articles: How to Harness the Positive Power of Negative Thinking

By Oliver Burkeman | October 31, 2012

Can visualizing death make you happier? Research says yes. Here are four surprising ways to harness the power of negativity.

 

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