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Quit wasting your time

Comedian Joan Rivers claims we've got too much time on our hands to think about whether or not we are happy.

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Happiness demystified

  • Larry David
  • Award-winning comedian, actor, and writer Larry David explains why religious people are happier and reveals two essential elements of happiness.

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The $20M key to happiness

  • Chevy Chase
  • Actor Chevy Chase says that happiness comes and goes, especially if it takes the form of getting $20 million for a picture.

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A cookie with Russy

  • Rev Run
  • Rev Run finds happiness in sharing a cookie with his son.

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Shopping for stress

  • Peter Whybrow, M.D.
  • Dr. Peter Whybrow, Director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, comments on the effects of our consumer lifestyle. Saying that “(People) have been told somehow that if they gather material goods, they will feel better…in the process of gathering these goods they’ve stressed themselves to the point where they’re extraordinarily anxious, depressed.”

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