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Does self-care really make you happy?

Top tips on better mental health from Yale’s most popular professor.

We know that one in four people will suffer from a mental health problem at some point in their life and that anxiety seems to be on the increase. The latest research suggests that rates of psychological distress and illness are especially high among undergraduates.
Dr Laurie Santos wanted to do something about it: she’s professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale University and was so concerned about the anxiety her students experienced she devised a course that would teach them how to be happy. Psychology and the Good Life quickly became the most popular course in the history of Yale and the online version went viral.
Now Laurie Santos has turned her research into a podcast called the Happiness Lab. She gave us her top tips were to ensure lasting happiness.

Presenter: Tina Daheley
Produced by Philly Beaumont
Mixed by Nicolas Raufast
Editor: John Shields

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Upskirting: How one woman fought back and changed the law

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Ten things you might not know about Stacey Dooley

Ten things you might not know about Stacey Dooley

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The darker side of apps we all have on our phones

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