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Happiness

Listen to Lucy

Wells Fargo’s happy:grumpy ratio is no way to audit staff

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Wells Fargo’s happy:grumpy ratio is no way to audit staff

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

On Our Minds: OKCupid

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Christian Rudder, the founder of OKCupid, thinks cupid’s arrow may just be an algorithm.

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On Being

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Jonathan Sacks, Katharine Jefferts Schori, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr — Pursuing Happiness [remix]

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The XIV Dalai Lama seems to many to embody happiness — happiness against the odds, a virtue that is acquired and practiced. Before a live audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Krista had a rare opportunity to mull over the meaning of happiness.

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On Being

[Unedited] The Dalai Lama, Jonathan Sacks, Katharine Jefferts Schori, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The XIV Dalai Lama seems to many to embody happiness — happiness against the odds, a virtue that is acquired and practiced. Before a live audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Krista had a rare opportunity to mull over the meaning of happiness.

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The Takeaway

Simon Pegg's Search for the Secret to Happiness

Friday, September 19, 2014

In his long career, Simon Pegg has been known for playing a lot of unhappy characters. But in his latest project, he tackles the search for the secret to happiness.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Using Your Personal Data to Change the World

Thursday, April 03, 2014

John Havens highlights the benefits of an examined life in the digital world and illustrates how the fruits of the Information Age can improve our lives for the better. Our digital identity is represented by gigabytes of data produced from tracking your activities on your smartphone and computer, and in Hacking Happiness: Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World, Havens argues that emerging technologies will help us use this valuable data to help us track our emotions to improve our well-being based on the science of positive psychology. 

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Freakonomics Radio

Women Are Not Men (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

In many ways, the gender gap is closing. In others, not so much. And that's not always a bad thing.

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Freakonomics Radio

Why Marry? (Part 2)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The consequences of our low marriage rate -- and if the old model is less attractive, how about a new one?

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Freakonomics Radio

Why Marry? (Part 1)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The myths of modern marriage.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Does City Living Make Us Happy?

Monday, November 04, 2013

Charles Montgomery explores the intersection between urban design and the science of happiness, and looks at some of the world’s most dynamic cities—from Bogotá to medieval Tuscan hill towns to modern-day New York City.

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Radiolab

The Bliss Jackpot

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Our Bliss episode (which airs across the country this week) begins with a perfect moment -- polar adventurer Aleksander Gamme finding a hidden stash of utter happiness under the ice at the end of a 3-month trek in the South Pole. And it was all caught on camera.

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Freakonomics Radio

Women Are Not Men

Sunday, February 24, 2013

In many ways, the gender gap is closing. In others, not so much. And that's not always a bad thing.

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The Takeaway

The Science Behind Optimism in a Grim World

Friday, January 04, 2013

Optimism isn’t just a state of mind, it’s also a scientific phenomenon that ties into human evolution and survival. Professor Tali Sharot explains why humans have a tendency to look on the bright side, even when all evidence suggests we shouldn’t.

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Radiolab

Mr. Bliss

Monday, December 17, 2012

First: a perfect moment. On day 86 of a 3-month trek to and from the South Pole, adventurer Aleksander Gamme discovered something he'd stashed under the ice at the start of his trip. He wasn't expecting such a rush of happiness in that cold, hungry ...

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Radiolab

Blisshrooms

Monday, December 17, 2012

Can one blissful moment change your life? Producer Andy Mills introduces us to Reverend Mike Young, a man who can pinpoint a pivotal handful of minutes in the 1960s that he claims did just that. As a college student, he was part of a study in which ...

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Radiolab

Bliss

Monday, December 17, 2012

Stories of striving, grasping, tripping, and falling for happiness, perfection, and Bliss.

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The Takeaway

'Triumphs of Experience': Studying the Happy Life

Friday, November 30, 2012

Between 1939 and 1944, more than 200 Harvard students – all "physically and mentally healthy" men – were recruited to participate in a study. The 200-some odd students had the privilege of being tracked by Harvard Medical School for the rest of their lives. Dr. George Vaillaint, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of "Triumphs of Experience" has been overseeing the study since his early 30s. He set out to discover what predicts a happy life.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Creation

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Howard Bloom talks about his new book, The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos Creates. We’ll take a look at why some psychotherapists are branding themselves to attract more patients—and what that means for the treatments they provide. Then Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce, and Sigourney Weaver discuss their roles in Christopher Durang’s latest comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” Plus, we’ll examine whether positive thinking is really the true path to happiness.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Dump the Bucket List

Monday, August 06, 2012

Carl Richards, certified financial planner, Bucks blogger at The New York Times and author of The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money, talks about his recent column suggesting that long-term goals add to unhappiness.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The All the People Who Are Happier Than You Gabfest

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Emily Bazelon. This week: The latest from the Presidential race, Voter ID laws, and political happiness

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