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The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

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Season 1

BONUS: Help Others to Help Yourself
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College student Liam Elkind studied happiness in the class taught by Dr Laurie Santos. When the COVID-19 crisis hit, he knew exactly what to do to fight the negative emotions this pandemic arouses in us all - he helped set up a volunteer group called Invisible Hands to support vulnerable neighbors.

Compassion expert David DeSteno explains why helping others can improve our own well-being while protecting us from emotional burnout. And with a guided meditation Dr. Santos shows that compassion is thing we can nurture and develop.