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Is happiness genetic?

While there is no single "happiness gene," researchers have found that the genes that determine certain personality traits also determine whether we naturally feel satisfied with life or yearn for more. Even so, there are plenty of ways for natural cynics to refocus their energy on good things - such as pursuing fulfilling goals and performing acts of kindness - which trains them to be happier.

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