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The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

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Rank #11 in Society & Culture category

Education
Society & Culture
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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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Very inspiring

By Jswood1 - Jan 08 2020
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True mental exercises for reaching happiness goals. Amazing truths

Science based advice

By Acrog999999999999 - Jan 08 2020
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Looking forward to season 2!

iTunes Ratings

5162 Ratings
Average Ratings
4586
271
133
76
96

Very inspiring

By Jswood1 - Jan 08 2020
Read more
True mental exercises for reaching happiness goals. Amazing truths

Science based advice

By Acrog999999999999 - Jan 08 2020
Read more
Looking forward to season 2!
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The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

Latest release on Jan 20, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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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

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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/ 

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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

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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

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Oct 15 2019

42mins

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Rank #5: 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

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Nov 05 2019

38mins

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