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Yale professor Laurie Santos, whose class on happiness is the most popular in the history of the school. Santos used the study of happiness to create the class that attracts nearly 1200 students. Photo by Steven G. Smith Psychology and the Good Life LOID: 8.4.1579173507 Item Name: 14happiness(2) Content Folder: Metro Photo by Steven G. Smith Photographer Contact steve@stevengsmith.com cell 970 6185584

Steven G. Smith for The Boston Globe

At Yale, you can take a course on being happy. And many students are

A woman from New Bedford used happiness to create the most popular class in Yale history. And it’s available online for anyone to experience.

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The president’s lawyers insisted the ban — which is currently in effect after three revisions to survive court challenges — had nothing to do with religion.

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Setti Warren said he had determined the financial hurdles required to unseat Governor Charlie Baker were “insurmountable.”

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One state legislator said he’s comfortable leaving it to Governor Charlie Baker’s administration and the Boston police to reach an agreement.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/1200_logan_monorail_web.jpg Automatic for the people: Logan to study if a train (or monorail) should replace shuttles at the airport

Officials will spend $15 million to design and study the feasibility of a “people mover” like the trains or monorails used at other busy airports.