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    • The Antidote

    • Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking
    • By: Oliver Burkeman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Burkeman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Antidote is a series of journeys among people who share a single, surprising way of thinking about life. What they have in common is a hunch about human psychology: that it’s our constant effort to eliminate the negative that causes us to feel so anxious, insecure, and unhappy. And that there is an alternative "negative path" to happiness and success that involves embracing the things we spend our lives trying to avoid.

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    • The Antidote explores the negative path.

    • By Bonny on 05-15-14

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    • Why Are We So Angry?

    • And What It Is Doing to the World
    • By: Oliver Burkeman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Burkeman
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    Why is everyone so angry nowadays, and what is it doing to the world? In the developed world we live in a blessed epoch, a time and a place where life has never been better. Infant mortality has been all but abolished, we have greater personal choice than ever before, we have access to technology that would have been seen as the stuff of science fiction little more than a decade ago. We are safer and wealthier than at any time in human history. So why are we so damn angry about everything? 

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    • Addicted to Busy

    • Why Life Has Got So Hectic
    • By: Oliver Burkeman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Burkeman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
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    There's a ritual of the modern workplace - one you've heard and most likely indulged in yourself. It's the call and response we go through when you ask a workmate how they're doing: 'Busy!' 'So busy.' It is pretty obviously a boast disguised as a complaint. And our simultaneously grim and half chuckled reply comes as a kind of congratulation: 'Ha, better than the opposite.' When did we start doing that? As if he didn't have enough to do, Oliver Burkeman explores this epidemic of busyness to reveal that it may not be what it at first seems. 

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