80 episodes

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 Industries

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 12.3K Ratings

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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. 

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    How to Give More Effectively

    How to Give More Effectively

    We all want to do good - and doing good can make us feel good - but we often don't make the most effective choices when we do things like donate money to charity.
    To mark #GiveTuesday, Harvard psychologist Joshua Green explains why we tend to give with our hearts rather than our heads. And why this means we don't do the most good possible with every dollar we donate.
    To donate to some of the most effective charities around (and to the causes close to your heart) go to: https://givingmultiplier.org/HAPPINESSLAB
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    • 30 min
    How to Adopt a Growth Mindset

    How to Adopt a Growth Mindset

    If we decide that we can't get better at things, or that our ideas and personality traits are fixed... then we hinder our ability to change and improve in enjoyable and fulfilling ways. But by challenging ourselves to be more hopeful about our prospects for improvement we can see profound changes in our lives.
    David Yeager, a psychology professor at UT-Austin, explains how we fall into limiting fixed mindsets, and how easy it is to start adopting a "growth" mindset that will allow us to flourish.
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    • 24 min
    The Happiness Lab Presents: Miracle and Wonder: Conversations with Paul Simon

    The Happiness Lab Presents: Miracle and Wonder: Conversations with Paul Simon

    Presenting: An Excerpt from Miracle And Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon by Malcolm Gladwell and Bruce Headlam. Download the audiobook today at miracleaudiobook.com and receive an exclusive listener's guide pdf featuring additional commentary from Bruce, the producers and editors of Miracle and Wonder.
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    • 5 min
    How to be Happier at Work (with Dan Harris)

    How to be Happier at Work (with Dan Harris)

    Dan Harris was working seven days a week - and knew something had to give. He reluctantly left his ABC News job to concentrate on the Ten Percent Happier podcast.
    To mark his career move, Dan and Dr Laurie Santos trade tips on how to find greater happiness in the workplace - from making better use of your time, to finding meaning in even the worst aspects of your job. Dan and Laurie also try out a meditation to help deal with those awful feelings of jealousy when a co-worker gets a raise or wins some praise from the boss.
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    • 56 min
    How to Feel More Empathy (With the Host of Bad Women: The Ripper Retold)

    How to Feel More Empathy (With the Host of Bad Women: The Ripper Retold)

    When bad things happen to people - illness, accident or crime - our brains fool us into believing the victims must have done something to deserve their fate. This deep-seated bias is wrong though - and we should try to show more empathy for our own wellbeing.
    Dr Laurie Santos talks to historian Hallie Rubenhold about her research into the lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper in Victorian London - and why even today people aren't more sympathetic towards them.
    Subscribe to Hallie's podcast Bad Women: The Ripper Retold wherever you got your shows.
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    • 40 min
    An 80s nostalgia-fest with Molly Ringwald and Rob Lowe

    An 80s nostalgia-fest with Molly Ringwald and Rob Lowe

    Our recent episode about happiness and nostalgia prompted a lot of listener feedback. Since people seemed to really enjoy our chat with 80s star Rob Lowe, we thought it would be fun to bring you an appropriate episode of Literally! With Rob Lowe.
    In this edition of his podcast, Rob talks to fellow 80s icon Molly Ringwald. Find out what magazine reigns supreme (Bop! or Time), how a cowboy hat could have transformed The Breakfast Club, and what supervillain Molly would play in a film!
    (Contains adult language).
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12.3K Ratings

12.3K Ratings

withch cat broom ,

Grateful

I really needed to hear the show on people stepping in to help after the despair I felt reading the recent story of a women being raped on a train full of people. While I don’t know the details and reality of that story, this podcast gave me hope that there were people that intervened and cared for that woman. Thank you for reminding me that people do care for each other and that I can be one of those people every day.

e on the internet ,

Weight loss ads?!

The host and content are great, but the fact that a podcast dedicated to studying happiness is running weight loss ads is both absurd and predatory. The producers should put their money where their mouth is.

Nick Bush Tex ,

Wow so many ads

I’ve never heard a podcast with so many ads. It makes me question the validity of what is shared. Are they just saying things to drive ratings? Is this podcast about helping people or the money?

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