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The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos
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...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 8,409 ratings
A *must-listen*
I heard about this podcast while taking Dr Laurie Santos’ online course, the science of well-being. It is a true game changer. This podcast gives us lessons that we can truly put into practice to make our lives a little more sweet. An incredible communicator with wonderful guests, this podcast is...Read full review »
HollyMShap via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/20
Thank you!
Incredibly grateful for this podcast! Very insightful and hopeful.
i.manuel.2012 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/31/20
Dear Prospective Listener, Please do yourself a favor and LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST! I have been recommending this podcast to everyone I know. If everyone would listen and live by the lessons in this podcast, I guarantee the world would be a better place. Dr. Santos puts evidence-based science...Read full review »
PepiPaige via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/20
Recent Episodes
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Published 03/30/20
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Published 03/26/20
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Published 03/23/20
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