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What 80-plus years of research on happiness reveals about how to live a ‘good life’
This coming week marks three years since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. For months on end, COVID restrictions meant we were physically cut off from one another, and three years in many people are still working to reconnect with family and rebuild relationships with friends and loved ones. And there’s evidence that’s more important than you might realize. A decades-long scientific study on human happiness found relationships are the key to a good and happy life. Dr. Robert Waldinger is a psychiatrist and the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development. He joins Piya Chattopadhyay to talk about the findings of the study, and his new book, The Good Life: Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness.