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 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.

Episode Date
How to Tame Stress
Jun 17, 2024
How I Stopped Fearing Boredom
Jun 10, 2024
How to Fight Perfectionism
Jun 03, 2024
My Personal Struggle to be Happy (Coming June 3)
May 27, 2024
Happiness Through Generosity : Liz Dunn on The TED Interview
May 20, 2024
Unlock Your Hidden Potential with Adam Grant and Maya Shankar
May 13, 2024
Five Tips to be Happier at Work (Dr Laurie at SXSW)
May 06, 2024
Tame Those Devices: 10 Tips to Achieve Digital Balance
Apr 29, 2024
How to Grow After Adversity
Apr 22, 2024
Simple Ways to Feel Great Every Day - with Dr Rangan Chatterjee
Apr 15, 2024
How to Make America's Young People Happier Again
Apr 08, 2024
Can Happiness Ward Off Dementia?
Apr 01, 2024
What Can We Learn From the Happiest Country on Earth?
Mar 25, 2024
Pushkin Hosts Celebrate World Happiness Day
Mar 20, 2024
The Happiness of Subtraction
Mar 11, 2024
Why the "Good Enough" Relationship Beats the "Perfect Partner"
Mar 04, 2024
A Supercommunicator's Guide to Love and Dating
Feb 26, 2024
Can Couples Learn to Argue Better?
Feb 19, 2024
Love Lessons from the "Masters of Relationships"
Feb 12, 2024
The Sweet Smell of Happiness
Feb 05, 2024
How Getting Active Can Make You Happier
Jan 15, 2024
Being Green Doesn't Mean Sacrificing Fun... or Cutting Out Meat
Jan 08, 2024
Why our Brains Don't Fear Climate Change Enough
Jan 02, 2024
When Stalin Killed the Weekend - A Happiness Lab/Cautionary Tales Crossover
Dec 18, 2023
Build The Life You Want from Oprah's Super Soul
Dec 15, 2023
Is There a Gen Z Happiness Crisis? Dr Laurie Meets the US Surgeon General
Dec 11, 2023
How Eating Got Complicated
Dec 04, 2023
Awe and Psychedelics with Michael Pollan
Dec 01, 2023
Giving Away Cash Makes You Happy... and Transforms Lives
Nov 27, 2023
Make America Happy Again
Nov 20, 2023
Where Everybody Knows Your Name
Nov 13, 2023
Don't Make Friends Where You Make Your Money?
Nov 06, 2023
Ask for Help... and Spread Happiness
Oct 30, 2023
The Introvert's Guide to Extroversion
Oct 23, 2023
Text a Friend... Right Now!
Oct 16, 2023
How to Make Friends and Compliment People
Oct 09, 2023
Grover’s Super Solution to Self-Talk
Oct 02, 2023
Big Bird Has Big Feelings
Sep 25, 2023
Dr Laurie and Sesame Street: Abby Cadabby and the Magic of Gratitude
Sep 18, 2023
Build the Life You Want... Advice from Arthur Brooks and Oprah
Sep 12, 2023
Laurie Has Fun... Part 2 ICYMI
Aug 07, 2023
Laurie Has Fun... Part 1 ICYMI
Aug 07, 2023
'Do We Even Have Fun Anymore?' A Listener's Story of Funterventions
Jul 31, 2023
The Unhappy Millionaire ICYMI
Jul 24, 2023
'I Woke up in an Ambulance Stuck in Traffic.' : A Listener's Story of Recovery
Jul 17, 2023
Ask Us Anything! Laurie and Gretchen Take Your Questions (Live from Toronto)
May 29, 2023
With Elmo's Help... It's Never Too Early to Learn About Happiness
May 22, 2023
Can Spiritual Experiences and Psychedelics Make us Happy? (LIVE from DC)
May 15, 2023
Why We're Mean to Our Future Selves (LIVE from Boston)
May 08, 2023
The Man Who Invented Happiness Science: Marty Seligman
May 01, 2023
Smell, Taste and Touch: How to Joyfully Awaken Your Senses
Apr 24, 2023
Sight and Sound: How to Joyfully Awaken Your Senses
Apr 17, 2023
Do We Need a New Word for 'Happiness'? Katie Couric talks to Dr Laurie Santos
Apr 10, 2023
Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Sikhism and Daily Habits
Apr 03, 2023
Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Sikhism and How We're All Connected
Mar 27, 2023
Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Yoga of the Mind
Mar 20, 2023
Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: The Trauma of Troy
Mar 13, 2023
Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: The Anger of Achilles
Mar 06, 2023
Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Aristotle and Plato ICYMI
Feb 27, 2023
Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Socrates and Self-Knowledge
Feb 20, 2023
The Happiness of Silence
Jan 30, 2023
Stop Looking for the Perfect Job - a "Good Enough Job" is Just Fine
Jan 23, 2023
A Daily Workout to Tackle Nagging Self-Criticism
Jan 16, 2023
How to Eat Intuitively
Jan 09, 2023
Stop Endlessly Chasing the "Next Big Thing"
Jan 02, 2023
Coming Jan 2: Let Your Inner Voice be Heard in 2023
Dec 19, 2022
Giving Tuesday: Why Giving Money to Others Makes us Happier
Nov 29, 2022
Happier Parents, Happier Kids Pt 2: Letting Children Try and Fail
Nov 07, 2022
Happier Parents, Happier Kids Pt 1: Your Child Isn't a VIP or a Fragile Vase
Oct 31, 2022
Hulking Out! Why You Change When You're Angry
Oct 24, 2022
You Only Live Once... So Commit
Oct 17, 2022
The Fun of Eating a Pepper Hotter Than the Sun
Oct 10, 2022
From Revisionist History: The Starvation Experiment
Oct 06, 2022
Why Living Without Regret is a Bad Idea
Oct 03, 2022
The Handbook for Sonic Happiness - A Twenty Thousand Hertz/Happiness Lab Mash-up
Sep 26, 2022
Move to Your Happy Place
Sep 19, 2022
Nerd Out! The Happiness of Being a Fan
Sep 12, 2022
The Secret to Making Friends as an Adult
Sep 06, 2022
The Joy of Star Trek, The Grateful Dead and Hot Sauce: The Happiness Lab Returns September 6
Aug 22, 2022
Q: "What Did the Pandemic Teach Us About Happiness?"
Aug 01, 2022
Q: "How Do I Stop Negative Self-talk?"
Jul 25, 2022
Q: "Can You Be Happy Alone?"
Jul 18, 2022
Malala on Burnout, Guilt and How to Disagree Better
Jul 11, 2022
Q: "Are We Born to Work? Or Born to Live?"
Jul 11, 2022
Laurie Answers Your Happiness Questions - Coming July 11
Jul 04, 2022
Burnout and How to Avoid It
Feb 21, 2022
Fighting that "Meh" Feeling of Languishing
Feb 14, 2022
When Guilt is Good... and When it's Not
Feb 07, 2022
Embracing Sadness in the Pursuit of Happiness
Jan 31, 2022
How to be Angry Better
Jan 24, 2022
Stepping Off the Path of Anxiety
Jan 17, 2022
The Eight Pillars of Grieving
Jan 10, 2022
The Paradox of Grief
Jan 10, 2022
How to Identify Your Negative Emotions
Jan 03, 2022
Emotions Are Data...So Listen to Them
Jan 03, 2022
Reset Your Relationship With Negative Emotions in 2022
Dec 20, 2021
How to Give More Effectively
Nov 30, 2021
How to Adopt a Growth Mindset
Nov 23, 2021
The Happiness Lab Presents: Miracle and Wonder: Conversations with Paul Simon
Nov 22, 2021
How to be Happier at Work (with Dan Harris)
Nov 08, 2021
How to Feel More Empathy (With the Host of Bad Women: The Ripper Retold)
Nov 02, 2021
An 80s nostalgia-fest with Molly Ringwald and Rob Lowe
Oct 25, 2021
Laurie Gets a Fun-tervention (Part Two: Beach Party)
Oct 11, 2021
Laurie Gets a Fun-tervention (Part One)
Sep 27, 2021
How to Handle Change
Sep 22, 2021
The Kindness of Strangers
Sep 20, 2021
You Can’t Always Want What You Like
Sep 13, 2021
Let Slip the Dogs of More Happiness
Sep 06, 2021
Treating the Pain of a Broken Heart
Aug 23, 2021
Why Nostalgia Ain't So Rosy
Aug 16, 2021
The Happiness Lab Meets No Stupid Questions
Aug 09, 2021
A Slight Change of Plans
May 20, 2021
Hidden Brain: Laurie Talks Monkeys and Bad Money Decisions.
May 10, 2021
Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Lao Tzu
May 03, 2021
Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Confucius
Apr 26, 2021
Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Forgiveness
Apr 19, 2021
Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: The Day of Rest
Apr 12, 2021
Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: The Torah
Apr 05, 2021
Move More... But for the Right Reasons
Jan 25, 2021
Feed Yourself Like You'd Feed a Loved One
Jan 18, 2021
Reconnect With The Moment
Jan 11, 2021
Dump Your Inner Drill Sergeant
Jan 04, 2021
Happier Holidays: How to Celebrate No Matter What
Dec 14, 2020
Happier Holidays: How to Give and Receive the Perfect Gift
Dec 07, 2020
Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: The Buddha
Oct 05, 2020
Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Epictetus
Sep 28, 2020
Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Plato
Sep 21, 2020
Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Aristotle
Sep 14, 2020
How to Be a Better Ally
Jun 29, 2020
The War For Kindness
Jun 22, 2020
Demonic Possessions
Jun 15, 2020
How to Kick Bad Habits (and Start Good Ones)
Jun 08, 2020
Dial D for Distracted
Jun 01, 2020
For Whom the Alarm Clock Tolls
May 25, 2020
Working Your Way to Happiness
May 18, 2020
PJ and Alex Love to Gripe
May 04, 2020
Psychopaths and Superheroes
Apr 27, 2020
New Season: The Happiness Lab Returns April 27
Apr 23, 2020
Good Screens and Bad Screens
Apr 20, 2020
Helping the Helpers
Apr 16, 2020
Laurie's Personal Tips
Apr 09, 2020
Keep Your Relationship Healthy
Apr 02, 2020
Help Others to Help Yourself
Mar 30, 2020
Calm Can Be Contagious
Mar 26, 2020
Rising to a Challenge
Mar 23, 2020
Coach Yourself Through a Crisis
Mar 19, 2020
Beat Your Isolation Loneliness
Mar 16, 2020
Sleep When You're Dead Tired (LIVE with Arianna Huffington)
Jan 27, 2020
Think Yourself Happy (LIVE from Yale)
Jan 20, 2020
Grateful Expectations
Jan 13, 2020
A New Hope
Jan 06, 2020
BONUS: A Happier Christmas
Dec 16, 2019
Making the Grade
Nov 19, 2019
Make 'Em Laugh
Nov 15, 2019
Choice Overload
Nov 05, 2019
Don't Accentuate the Positive
Oct 29, 2019
Don't Think of the White Bear
Oct 22, 2019
Caring What You're Sharing
Oct 15, 2019
Mistakenly Seeking Solitude
Oct 08, 2019
A Silver Lining
Oct 01, 2019
The Unhappy Millionaire
Sep 24, 2019
You Can Change
Sep 13, 2019
Coming Soon: The Happiness Lab Season One
Aug 27, 2019
Introducing: The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos
Jul 24, 2019