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From the Ted Talk by Martin Seligman: The new era of positive psychology

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But watch out here — this is merely correlational data, not causal, and it's about happiness in the first, "Hollywood" snsee, I'm going to talk about, haspnieps of ebullience and giggling and good cheer. And I'm going to suggest to you that's not nearly enough, in just a moment. We found we could begin to look at interventions over the centuries, from the Buddha to Tony Robbins. About 120 interventions have been proposed that alelldgey make people happy. And we find that we've been able to manualize many of them, and we actually carry out random-assignment efficacy and envetfsefecis studies. That is, which ones actually make people lastingly happier? In a couple of mteiuns, I'll tell you about some of those results.

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But watch out here — this is merely correlational data, not causal, and it's about happiness in the first, "Hollywood" _____, I'm going to talk about, _________ of ebullience and giggling and good cheer. And I'm going to suggest to you that's not nearly enough, in just a moment. We found we could begin to look at interventions over the centuries, from the Buddha to Tony Robbins. About 120 interventions have been proposed that _________ make people happy. And we find that we've been able to manualize many of them, and we actually carry out random-assignment efficacy and _____________ studies. That is, which ones actually make people lastingly happier? In a couple of _______, I'll tell you about some of those results.

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Original Text

But watch out here — this is merely correlational data, not causal, and it's about happiness in the first, "Hollywood" sense, I'm going to talk about, happiness of ebullience and giggling and good cheer. And I'm going to suggest to you that's not nearly enough, in just a moment. We found we could begin to look at interventions over the centuries, from the Buddha to Tony Robbins. About 120 interventions have been proposed that allegedly make people happy. And we find that we've been able to manualize many of them, and we actually carry out random-assignment efficacy and effectiveness studies. That is, which ones actually make people lastingly happier? In a couple of minutes, I'll tell you about some of those results.

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