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Why humans aren’t designed to be happy

Evolution has changed which parts of the brain we prioritize, making happiness the main aim today. Image: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Rafael Euba

Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, King's College London

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