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Can science tell you how to "get happy?" This hour, the psychology and history behind the very idea of happiness. Plus some practical advice for how to live well.
After suffering a terrible concussion, game designer Jane McGonigal created a game to help her feel better. In the years since, it's helped nearly half a million other people overcome depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.
Psychiatrist Michael Bennett and his daughter, comedy writer Sarah Bennett, say it's time we stopped thinking about our feelings and instead focused on our actions.
Historian Darrin McMahon traces ideas around happiness from classical antiquity to the modern age.
Poet David Whyte finds inspiration in everyday words. In his book "Consolations," Whyte examines the deeper, often surpising meanings of 52 ordinary words.
Writer David Morris explains why "Solo Faces" by James Salter is one of his favorite books.
Biographer Laura Dassow Walls on how author Henry David Thoreau offers a timeless model of disruptive social criticism.
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