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What makes us happy? Personal finance journalist Jonathan Clements explains that we are happiest when we are surrounded by our friends and family, and while we are doing something that we like to do.

But what makes us happy at work? In order to feel happy at the office, says Clements, you need to look for moments of "flow," or those moments when you are so involved in the project that time flies and you forget where you are. If you design your life around those moments of flow, you will feel happier.

And when you find that what you're doing just isn't bringing you happiness, you need to focus on what you think is important.