Happiness is big business in the United States, but ironically we're less happy than ever. According to the United Nations' 2017 World Happiness Report the U.S. doesn't even make the top 10 list! In this episode we take a look at the happiness industry in the United States, and hear from the man who is running the longest study on happiness ever recorded to find out what secrets they've uncovered about living a long and happy life.
Bob Waldinger's TED Talk: What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness
Ruth Whippman's Book: America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks