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Shortcuts to Happiness with Dr. Tal Ben-Sharar

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Shortcuts to Happiness with Dr. Tal Ben-Sharar

People around the world are more miserable than ever before. Plus, American's negative experience scores are higher than the average across the globe. Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, international happiness expert and renowned Harvard positive psychologist, about his newest book titled "Short Cuts to Happiness: Life-Changing Lessons from My Barber." In the book, New York Times-bestselling author Tal Ben-Shahar chronicles his conversations with his longtime barber and states that happiness can be found in surprising, everyday practices.

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On Today's Episode:

Wisdom from your barber 1:50

The simple things that make us happy 3:45

Boosting your mood by allowing unhappiness 6:00

The mind-body connection 9:30

Do happy people live longer? 13:35

Defining happiness 15:00

Teaching through stories and example 18:35

Creating lasting happiness 22:20

Tal_Ben_Shahar_860588057.jpgTal Ben-Shahar, PhD, is an author and lecturer. He obtained his PhD in Organizational Behavior and BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Harvard. He taught the largest classes in Harvard University's history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership. For the last fifteen years, he has taught leadership, happiness, and mindfulness to audiences around the world. He is the co-founder of the Happiness Studies Academy and author of six books, including the international bestsellers Happier and Being Happy, which have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. His latest book is called Short Cuts to Happiness: Life-Changing Lessons from My Barber. To learn more, visit



About Dr. Terri Orbuch:

Dr. Terri Orbuch (aka The Love Doctor®) is an internationally recognized relationship expert, author, speaker, professor at Oakland University, and research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. She is also the director of a landmark study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she has been following the same couples for almost 3 decades.

Dr. Orbuch is widely published in scientific journals and the author of “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great” and “Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship.” Her practical science-based advice has led to being featured in publications in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, USA Today, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and TIME magazine, and appearances on The Today Show, MSNBC, The Katie Couric Show, ESPN, HuffPost Live, and CNN.

She writes articles at Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other national outlets; and her relationship segments are aired on Fox-2 Detroit Morning News. She just launched a new video online course called, “How to Find Love in 7 Days: The Science of Finding Love.” Learn more about her at: