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Yale professor promotes other-care over self-care to get happy

What's the secret to happiness? If you think there's not an answer to that question...think again! Yale professor of psychology and happiness expert, Dr. Laurie Santos, sat down with Yahoo Life to answer that question and share tips for resetting your mindset during times of crisis. "Treating ourselves doesn't necessarily work for our well-being. We'll get a bigger well-being boost for our buck by trying to turn that self-care into other-care," Santos says. Santos, who is the creator of the wildly popular class 'The Science of Well Being,' goes on to explain that the act of focusing on other people can wind up making us happier than we often expect.

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