ENCORE: Not Only the Lonely: How We All Can Be Happier


Billy Baker

Boston Globe

Amy Blankson


Shawn Boyer


Anika Kumar

Forget Me Not

The science couldn’t be clearer: happiness is a hike with a friend. Or a cookout with family. So why are we isolating ourselves more than ever, putting our happiness at stake while failing to lift up our lonely neighbors? Well, we’re busy. And while innovation has enabled virtual connections, these high-tech encounters have become addictive substitutes for real-world get-togethers. So let’s get together — in real life — to reclaim our happiness and well-being with bright minds and smiling faces!

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Health
Level: Intermediate