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
Education
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For Whom the Alarm Clock Tolls
If there aren't enough hours in the day for all the things you've agreed to do... it's harming your happiness.
34 min
2
Working Your Way to Happiness
Learning to love the job you have is a better route to happiness than chasing a high salary or high status position.
33 min
3
The Power of a Made-up Ritual
Small rites or ceremonies can help take the edge off the pain of loss, even if they're totally made up.
29 min
4
PJ and Alex Love to Gripe
Complaining about life's irritations feels like a healthy way to let off steam - but it takes a toll on your happiness.
29 min
5
Psychopaths and Superheroes
Becoming a kinder person makes the world a better place... and also makes YOU happier too.
29 min
6
New Season: The Happiness Lab Returns April 27
The Happiness Lab is back April 27 with new full-length shows.
1 min
7
BONUS: Good Screens and Bad Screens
How to create good screen use habits during lockdown.
23 min
8
BONUS: Helping the Helpers
Advice for those saving lives on the frontline.
38 min
9
BONUS: Laurie's Personal Tips
Dr Santos shares the things she's doing to stay calm and find happiness in our troubled times.
35 min
10
The Happiness Lab Presents: Checking In with Su...
The Happiness Lab Presents: Checking In with Susan David, a podcast where Susan David—a psychologist at Harvard Medical School—is here to offer us strategies to cope with our heightened emotions during this global pandemic.
12 min
11
BONUS: Keep Your Relationship Healthy
Our romantic relationship are under stress, but we can inoculate them to survive the lockdown.
25 min
12
BONUS: Help Others to Help Yourself
Showing compassion for other people in a crisis makes you happier and more resilient.
28 min
13
BONUS: Calm Can Be Contagious
Can't stop worrying? Can't relax? Start meditating right now... science says it can help.
38 min
14
BONUS: Rising to a Challenge
Is the pandemic making you sad or mad? Learning an ancient Greek superpower might help.
26 min
15
BONUS: Coach Yourself Through a Crisis
Freaking out? Well, inside each of us is a calm and rational voice ready to talk us down.
25 min
16
BONUS: Beat Your Isolation Loneliness
Being physically isolated from the world doesn't mean you have to suffer loneliness too.
22 min
17
BONUS: Sleep When You're Dead Tired (LIVE with ...
You can't be happy if you don't sleep - Arianna Huffington shares her tips to get a good sleep.
27 min
18
BONUS: Think Yourself Happy (LIVE from Yale)
Mindfulness and meditation really can help you reduce stress, discomfort and emotional turmoil.
29 min
19
BONUS: Grateful Expectations
Thinking about the kind things people do for you will make you treat yourself more kindly too.
26 min
20
BONUS: A New Hope
A new year offers you the perfect opportunity to make changes in your life to improve your happiness.
22 min
21
The Happiness Lab Presents: How To! with Charle...
In this special episode of Happiness Lab, we feature an episode of the podcast How To! with Charles Duhigg.
29 min
22
BONUS: A Happier Christmas
Be merrier this Christmas with these science-based tips to overcome the stress of the holiday season.
8 min
23
Making the Grade
Study just to pass an exam or run merely to beat your personal best and you could be robbing yourself of happiness.
33 min
24
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
25
Choice Overload
Having infinite choices about what we eat, wear or watch brings with it an unexpected smorgasbord of woes.
34 min
26
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
27
Don't Think of the White Bear
Trying to suppress feelings of hurt, pain and anger does more harm than good.
38 min
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
The Unhappy Millionaire
Your future happiness doesn't rely on hitting the jackpot or avoiding life's tough times.
37 min
32
You Can Change
Do you want to be happier today? Learn that there are simple steps you can take right away.
38 min
33
Coming Soon: The Happiness Lab Season One
The Happiness Lab debuts September 17 from Pushkin Industries.
3 min
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Introducing: The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie ...
Coming September 17 from Pushkin Industries
1 min