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Emma Seppälä
Works at Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
Attended Stanford University
Lives in Palo Alto, CA
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The New York Times covers my book The Happiness Track:  Happy kids show up at school more able to learn because they tend to sleep better and may have healthier immune systems. Happy kids learn faster and think more creatively. Happy kids tend to be more resilient in the face of failures. Happy kids have stronger relationships and make new friends more easily.
When I look out into my classroom, and take the emotional temperature of my students, I'm usually checking for engagement. I want to make sure they feel supported, are interested in the lesson at hand, and that the lesson is relevant to each student. But happiness?
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Talk I gave to Google employees on my new book The Happiness Track 
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Just received this amazing email from a burned out investment banker who just read my book The Happiness Track:
Dear Emma, 
I just finished your book. I truly enjoyed it. I read it as if you wrote a personal letter to me. You provided me with many examples that reminded me (somewhat painfully) of some of my own behavior. I have been on a journey to improve myself both physically and emotionally for the past year. I found someone to teach me kundalini yoga and I do two 15-minute segments every day. I also started meditating in the middle of the day for 15 minutes. Your book reinforced some of what I have been doing and gave me plenty of new things to try. I will order your book for my whole team as I believe that it will make us stronger people and workers. 
Congratulations and thank you.
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Living Life in the Fast Lane/ Here is what research has tto say about that! https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/feeling-it/201602/the-best-kept-secret-energy-management-backed-science
Why living life in the fast lane can slow you down, and what to do instead.
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CBS News interviewed me about my new book The Happiness Track http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-science-of-happiness-could-help-you-succeed/
Author of the new book "The Happiness Track" suggests what we've been taught about success is "just plain wrong"
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My latest for +Psychology Today 3 Definitive Ways to Beat the Winter Blues
Winter can be a downer. Here are three scientific ways to make the best of it.
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How Social Media Ruins Your Relationships (And Vacations) - my latest for +Psychology Today 
The urge to check facebook is stronger than the urge for sex - at a cost.
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The Hard Data on Self-Love & Why It Leads to Success
Think self-criticism is helpful? Wrong. Here's why self-love leads to success.
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Latest infographic on why happiness is the secret to success, not the other way around!
I’ve worked in a lot of high-achieving environments: Yale, Stanford, Silicon Valley, New York City. I noticed too many people pursuing “success” at a cost to themselves. They were postponing their happiness now in pursuit of success…with the idea that, when they attain success, they will be happy. Yet they were burning out themselves (and others) out in the process. I too joined the rat-race, it seemed like what everyone was doing. It seemed like...
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 3 Definitive Ways to Beat Winter Blues  | My latest for @PsychToday Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/feeling-it/201601/3-definitive-ways-beat-winter-blues #TheHappinessTrack comes out in5 days!
Winter can be a downer. Here are three scientific ways to make the best of it.
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  • Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
    Associate Director, present
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Paris, France - New York, NY - New Haven, CT - Shanghai, China - Madison, WI
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Associate Director, Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Stanford University | Science of Happiness Writer & Speaker | Psychologist
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  • Stanford University
    Psychology, Ph.D.
  • Columbia University
    East Asian Languages & Cultures, M.A.
  • Yale University
    Comparative Literature, B.A.
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