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Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky: happiness myths/sci for being happier

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Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, one of the most rigorous researchers whose work I follow, has a terrific new book out, The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn't; What Shouldn't Make You Happy, but Does.

It turns out that we are very poor predictors of what makes us happy or unhappy, and it doesn’t help that we’ve been stuck with a lot of cultural myths about what things and situations should and shouldn’t. On this show, which will focus mainly on relationships, Lyubomirsky will lay out the realities shown in the research and also give us simple, practical ways to be happier -- and practical thinking on how to assess when that’s just not possible and it’s time to get out. 
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