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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. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos Pushkin

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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. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

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    The Handbook for Sonic Happiness - A Twenty Thousand Hertz/Happiness Lab Mash-up

    The Handbook for Sonic Happiness - A Twenty Thousand Hertz/Happiness Lab Mash-up

    Some sounds bring happy memories flooding back. Other sounds put us on edge; drive us to distraction; or cause us considerable distress. Sound matters... so why don't we pay more attention to our sonic environment?  

    In a mash-up with our friends at the podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz, Dr. Laurie Santos joins Dallas Taylor to create a Handbook for Sonic Happiness explaining how sound can harm our wellbeing or be a route to greater happiness.

    Featuring auditory psychologist David Poeppel, psychology researcher Giulia Poerio, clinical psychologist Ali Mattu, sound scholar Mac Hagood and acoustician Trevor Cox.
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    • 42 min
    Move to Your Happy Place

    Move to Your Happy Place

    People who live in some places are happier than others. But if you move to a happy country, happy city or happy district, will it make you feel better? And what can do if you can't uproot from your current home, can you make sad spaces happier?  

    Dan Buettner introduces us to his "Blue Zones", and explains why these places score so highly in wellbeing surveys. Helen Russell tells her story of moving to one of the happiest nations on earth...in bleak midwinter. And Texan Jason Roberts admits he had to break the city laws to make his neighborhood in Dallas a bit nicer. 

    For further reading: 

    Helen Russell - The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country.

    Dan Buettner - The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons From the World's Happiest People.
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    • 31 min
    From The Loudest Girl in the World: Life as a Newly Diagnosed Autistic Person

    From The Loudest Girl in the World: Life as a Newly Diagnosed Autistic Person

    Here's a preview from a new Pushkin podcast, The Loudest Girl in the World. For years, journalist and podcast host Lauren Ober wasn’t all that jazzed about herself. She was always getting in trouble, she had a lot of sensory issues and her anxiety felt off the charts. And then, she found out why — she was autistic. The Loudest Girl in the World tells the story of Lauren’s journey to understand what it means to be on the autism spectrum and how to live life as a newly diagnosed autistic person. You can hear the full episode, and more from The Loudest Girl in the World at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/loudest?sid=thl.
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    • 4 min
    Nerd Out! The Happiness of Being a Fan

    Nerd Out! The Happiness of Being a Fan

    Really love a TV show; a boyband; a sci fi movie; or a celebrity? We're often too embarrassed to admit adoring some things for fear that we'll be seen as frivolous or childish - but we may be missing out on the happiness benefits that geeking out can bring.   

    Dr Laurie Santos explores the joy of fandom with Benedict Cumberbatch obsessive Tabitha Carvan, YA author Jennifer Lynn Barnes and Star Trek actor (and geek-vangelist) Wil Wheaton. 

    For Further Reading:

    Tabitha Carvan - This Is Not A Book About Benedict Cumberbatch 

    Wil Wheaton - Still Just a Geek
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    • 32 min
    The Secret to Making Friends as an Adult

    The Secret to Making Friends as an Adult

    Loneliness is a far more common and far more serious problem than we think. It affects one in five Americans, and takes a toll on our bodies and minds. To thrive we need to several types of social interactions - both casual and more intimate.  

    With the help of US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy; Harvard Divinity School fellow Casper ter Kuile; and friendship expert Marisa Franco; Dr Laurie Santos looks at how loneliness might be affecting you or someone you know, and what science-back steps you can take to increase your circle of friends. 

    For further reading: 

    Vivek Murthy - Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World.

    Marisa Franco - Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make—and Keep—Friends as an Adult.
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    • 32 min
    The Joy of Star Trek, The Grateful Dead and Hot Sauce: The Happiness Lab Returns September 6

    The Joy of Star Trek, The Grateful Dead and Hot Sauce: The Happiness Lab Returns September 6

    Happiness can be found in unusual places. Dr Laurie Santos returns with a new season that takes us to the fun frontiers of fandom with Star Trek's Wesley Crusher; to the world's happiest country in the depths of winter; and inside the ranch that inspired The Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart to exclaim "YOLO!".  

    And you'll hear what it's like to chug the hottest hot sauce on the planet to get a rush of pleasure. 

    The Happiness Lab Returns September 6 - wherever you get your podcasts. 
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    • 3 min

Críticas de clientes

4,7 de 5
27 classificações

27 classificações

BunnyRaquel ,

Incredible! Science backed and fun to listen to

There is so much inspiration to be found here, in each and every episode. Thank you Dr Laurie Santos and team!

List-mania ,

Wonderful podcast

Amazing podcast, plenty of useful insights on how we work and what we can do (or refrain from doing) to improve our happiness. It’s very well put together, with stories, examples and advice streaming in a lively pace.

Marco Clemente ,

A fantastic journey through the world of the science of happiness

Thank you very much Laurie for your work. I'm following closely, from Portugal 🙏😊

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