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The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos
You might think you know what it takes to lead a happier life… more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations. You’re dead wrong. Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos has studied the science of happiness and found that many of us do the exact opposite of what will truly make our lives better. Based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale--the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history--Laurie will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about happiness. For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show and to sign up to our newsletter visit: happinesslab.fm
Society & Culture
Make 'Em Laugh
If we can "catch" the good and bad emotions of people around us, can we also spread happiness to others?
34 min
Choice Overload
Having infinite choices about what we eat, wear or watch brings with it an unexpected smorgasbord of woes.
34 min
Don't Accentuate the Positive
Your glass might always be half full... but what if you drop it? Imaging the bad stuff in life is better for you than you think.
41 min
Don't Think of the White Bear
Trying to suppress feelings of hurt, pain and anger does more harm than good.
38 min
Caring What You're Sharing
Humans do better when we share... but our happiness can be lessened if we share in the wrong ways.
37 min
Mistakenly Seeking Solitude
Many of us crave time alone thinking its good for us... but talking to even total strangers can bring joy.
34 min
A Silver Lining
You can't win 'em all - but you'll only beat unhappiness when you stop comparing yourself so harshly to others.
40 min
The Unhappy Millionaire
Your future happiness doesn't rely on hitting the jackpot or avoiding life's tough times.
37 min
You Can Change
Do you want to be happier today? Learn that there are simple steps you can take right away.
38 min
Coming Soon: The Happiness Lab Season One
The Happiness Lab debuts September 17 from Pushkin Industries.
3 min
Introducing: The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie ...
Coming September 17 from Pushkin Industries
1 min