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The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

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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

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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

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Incredible

By karav - Feb 15 2020
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Such a great podcast that I decided to use it for my weekly team zoom call for our training portion. Has been so helpful for all of us participating in the podcast listening/discussion - so applicable to real life. Thank you!

So worth trying

By NicoleC999 - Feb 15 2020
Read more
Thanks to the tactics I learned in this podcast, I der done waiting for happiness to happen to me and am instead practicing it for myself every day.

iTunes Ratings

6115 Ratings
Average Ratings
5427
320
159
95
114

Incredible

By karav - Feb 15 2020
Read more
Such a great podcast that I decided to use it for my weekly team zoom call for our training portion. Has been so helpful for all of us participating in the podcast listening/discussion - so applicable to real life. Thank you!

So worth trying

By NicoleC999 - Feb 15 2020
Read more
Thanks to the tactics I learned in this podcast, I der done waiting for happiness to happen to me and am instead practicing it for myself every day.
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The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

Latest release on Jan 27, 2020

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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

Rank #1: A Silver Lining

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Ice skater Michelle Kwan was all set to win Olympic Gold... but in a major sporting upset she came second. Sharing her story with Dr Laurie Santos, Michelle lets us in on a key secret to achieving happiness when you're tempted to feel like a loser.  

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 01 2019

44mins

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Rank #2: Mistakenly Seeking Solitude

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Technology allows us to bank, shop and dine without talking to another human, but what toll is this taking on our happiness? The inventor of the ATM and the Talking Heads singer David Byrne join Dr Laurie Santos to explore the ways in which talking to strangers can bring us all genuine joy.  

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit https://www.happinesslab.fm/ 

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 08 2019

38mins

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Rank #3: Don't Accentuate the Positive

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We often think positive thinking is the best way to achieve our ambitions - but the science shows it holds us all back. Dr Laurie Santos hears how champion swimmer Michael Phelps imagined the worst to help make his Olympic dreams come true. It's a mental habit that you can learn too.

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 29 2019

45mins

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Rank #4: Caring What You're Sharing

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Sharing a good experience with another human deepens our enjoyment of the moment... but only if we abide by certain rules. Dr Laurie Santos shows us how we often get 'sharing' wrong and explains how we can all derive more happiness from ice cream, sunsets and a night in front of the TV.

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 15 2019

42mins

Play

Rank #5: Don't Think of the White Bear

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Once a thought is in our heads, we can't suppress it and trying to only causes us misery. Dr Laurie Santos explains why our brains work in this way and hears from real people who have confronted and overcome disruptive thoughts and bad memories and found happiness in the process. 

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 22 2019

42mins

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Rank #6: Choice Overload

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We all make thousands of choices each day - and think it means we're in charge of our lives. But making even trivial decisions - about salad dressings, for example - can sap our energy and cause anxiety. Dr Laurie Santos examines why our society wrongly prioritises choice over happiness, and meets a woman who junked her wardrobe in a bid to improve her life.

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 05 2019

38mins

Play

Rank #7: Making the Grade

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From school grades to fitness trackers, we're all being ranked and rated on a daily basis. This is having a huge impact on our happiness and preventing us from living our lives to the fullest. Can giving up on grades radically improve our wellbeing?

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 19 2019

37mins

Play

Rank #8: Make 'Em Laugh

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The world's greatest expert on canned TV laugh tracks helps Dr Laurie Santos demonstrate how the emotions of those around us can make us feel happier or more sad. If happiness is so contagious... can we do more to bring joy to ourselves and our loved ones?

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 15 2019

38mins

Play

Rank #9: BONUS: A Happier Christmas

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Accept our gift of happiness this holiday season! It can be a hectic and stressful time of year... but it's also full of opportunities to feel happier. Dr Laurie Santos brings you science-based tips so you can have yourself a merry little Christmas.

AlSO: The Happiness Lab returns with four special New Year shows to take you into 2020 - beginning 6 Jan.

To sign up to our newsletter visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 16 2019

8mins

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Rank #10: 2020 BONUS: Sleep When You're Dead Tired (LIVE with Arianna Huffington)

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Business leader Arianna Huffington nearly died because she didn't get enough sleep. She tells Dr Laurie Santos how this wake-up call changed her attitude to getting enough sack time and shares tips on how we can all prepare ourselves mentally and physically to enjoy the amount of sleep that is vital for us to be healthy, happy and effect in our waking hours.

Recorded in front of a live audience at The Wing in New York's SoHo.

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 27 2020

30mins

Play

2020 BONUS: Sleep When You're Dead Tired (LIVE with Arianna Huffington)

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Business leader Arianna Huffington nearly died because she didn't get enough sleep. She tells Dr Laurie Santos how this wake-up call changed her attitude to getting enough sack time and shares tips on how we can all prepare ourselves mentally and physically to enjoy the amount of sleep that is vital for us to be healthy, happy and effect in our waking hours.

Recorded in front of a live audience at The Wing in New York's SoHo.

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 27 2020

30mins

Play

2020 BONUS: Think Yourself Happy (LIVE from Yale)

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Really concentrating on the emotions and physical sensations you are experiencing right now can make you happier. Join Yale mindfulness expert Dr Hedy Kober as she introduces a live audience to guided meditation. She shares her tips on being mindful with Dr Laurie Santos and explains the new scientific research that shows the benefits of this ancient practice.

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 20 2020

32mins

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2020 BONUS: Grateful Expectations

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Grit and determination to change your habits can only get you so far... if you want to be happier you have to stop and think about how nice people have been to you and how nice you can be to them in return. This circle of gratitude - the science suggests - will also make you a better friend to one of the most important people in your life... your future self.

Dr Laurie Santos investigates this effect with Northeastern University's Prof David DeSteno - author of Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion and Pride.

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 13 2020

30mins

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2020 BONUS: A New Hope

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Research shows we all look for moments to make a fresh start - new years, new seasons, new decades. Our optimism about making big, positive changes is strong, but it fades quickly. As we enter 2020, Dr Laurie Santos asks Wharton's Katy Milkman about the science behind the "fresh start' effect and examines ways we can maintain our new habits beyond January.

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 06 2020

25mins

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The Happiness Lab Presents: How To! with Charles Duhigg

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In this special episode of Happiness Lab, we feature an episode of the podcast How To! with Charles Duhigg. Mike’s dream job of playing bass in a Chicago orchestra is within reach — if only he can conquer his nerves and master the audition. Duhigg brings in Dr. Don Greene, a peak performance psychologist who’s worked with Wall Street traders and Olympic athletes, to see if he can help Mike perform his best under the spotlight. The secret? Jumping jacks, extra sleep, and watching reruns of The Office.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 20 2019

32mins

Play

BONUS: A Happier Christmas

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Read more

Accept our gift of happiness this holiday season! It can be a hectic and stressful time of year... but it's also full of opportunities to feel happier. Dr Laurie Santos brings you science-based tips so you can have yourself a merry little Christmas.

AlSO: The Happiness Lab returns with four special New Year shows to take you into 2020 - beginning 6 Jan.

To sign up to our newsletter visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dec 16 2019

8mins

Play

Making the Grade

Podcast cover
Read more

From school grades to fitness trackers, we're all being ranked and rated on a daily basis. This is having a huge impact on our happiness and preventing us from living our lives to the fullest. Can giving up on grades radically improve our wellbeing?

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 19 2019

37mins

Play

Make 'Em Laugh

Podcast cover
Read more

The world's greatest expert on canned TV laugh tracks helps Dr Laurie Santos demonstrate how the emotions of those around us can make us feel happier or more sad. If happiness is so contagious... can we do more to bring joy to ourselves and our loved ones?

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 15 2019

38mins

Play

Choice Overload

Podcast cover
Read more

We all make thousands of choices each day - and think it means we're in charge of our lives. But making even trivial decisions - about salad dressings, for example - can sap our energy and cause anxiety. Dr Laurie Santos examines why our society wrongly prioritises choice over happiness, and meets a woman who junked her wardrobe in a bid to improve her life.

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 05 2019

38mins

Play

Don't Accentuate the Positive

Podcast cover
Read more

We often think positive thinking is the best way to achieve our ambitions - but the science shows it holds us all back. Dr Laurie Santos hears how champion swimmer Michael Phelps imagined the worst to help make his Olympic dreams come true. It's a mental habit that you can learn too.

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 29 2019

45mins

Play

Don't Think of the White Bear

Podcast cover
Read more

Once a thought is in our heads, we can't suppress it and trying to only causes us misery. Dr Laurie Santos explains why our brains work in this way and hears from real people who have confronted and overcome disruptive thoughts and bad memories and found happiness in the process. 

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 22 2019

42mins

Play

Caring What You're Sharing

Podcast cover
Read more

Sharing a good experience with another human deepens our enjoyment of the moment... but only if we abide by certain rules. Dr Laurie Santos shows us how we often get 'sharing' wrong and explains how we can all derive more happiness from ice cream, sunsets and a night in front of the TV.

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 15 2019

42mins

Play

Mistakenly Seeking Solitude

Podcast cover
Read more

Technology allows us to bank, shop and dine without talking to another human, but what toll is this taking on our happiness? The inventor of the ATM and the Talking Heads singer David Byrne join Dr Laurie Santos to explore the ways in which talking to strangers can bring us all genuine joy.  

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit https://www.happinesslab.fm/ 

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 08 2019

38mins

Play

A Silver Lining

Podcast cover
Read more

Ice skater Michelle Kwan was all set to win Olympic Gold... but in a major sporting upset she came second. Sharing her story with Dr Laurie Santos, Michelle lets us in on a key secret to achieving happiness when you're tempted to feel like a loser.  

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 01 2019

44mins

Play

The Unhappy Millionaire

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How can winning the lottery ruin your life - while contracting an incurable disease feel like 'a gift'? Dr Laurie Santos hears about dreams come true and nightmares realised; and talks with Dr Dan Gilbert about why human happiness isn't defined by these major events in the way we all assume.

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm 

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 24 2019

41mins

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You Can Change

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You can make yourself happier today. Your life circumstances and personality aren't nearly as important as you think in deciding how happy you can be. Dr Laurie Santos explains how understanding the latest science will point you in the right direction and make you more satisfied with your life. Are you ready to feel better?

For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 13 2019

42mins

Play

Coming Soon: The Happiness Lab Season One

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Do you want to be happier? Yale's 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 Ivy League psychology course she teaches, Laurie will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about becoming happier. The Happiness Lab debuts September 17 from Pushkin Industries.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 27 2019

3mins

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Introducing: The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

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Coming September 17 from Pushkin Industries

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 24 2019

1min

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iTunes Ratings

6115 Ratings
Average Ratings
5427
320
159
95
114

Incredible

By karav - Feb 15 2020
Read more
Such a great podcast that I decided to use it for my weekly team zoom call for our training portion. Has been so helpful for all of us participating in the podcast listening/discussion - so applicable to real life. Thank you!

So worth trying

By NicoleC999 - Feb 15 2020
Read more
Thanks to the tactics I learned in this podcast, I der done waiting for happiness to happen to me and am instead practicing it for myself every day.