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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 op...Show More


41:14 | Sep 24th, 2019

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 Gil...Show More
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aliceko recommended:

Great episode about money not buying happiness. Love the concept of hedonic adaptation (after a while we go back to a baseline level of sati...Show More

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41:36 | Oct 15th, 2019

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 w...Show More
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aliceko recommended:

I can totally relate to this episode - I find immense joy in sharing what I love with my friends. This explains why!

42:24 | Oct 22nd, 2019

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 o...Show More
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joenineties recommended:

Great episode. Deals with memories of negative experiences.

44:19 | Oct 1st, 2019

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 hap...Show More
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mm recommended:

I already liked Michelle Kwan but now I have a whole new respect for her based on her outlook on life. This episode was a revealing one on h...Show More

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