Redefining Happiness | Janet Wu | TEDxCambridge

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Is our idea of happiness all wrong? Journalist Janet Wu describes why she redefined her idea of happiness. Wu also shares how she resets and renews her happiness and gratitude each year.

Janet Wu is a multi-media journalist well known for her many years as a medical reporter and news anchor for the NBC station in Boston. She is a frequent contributor to The Boston Globe with both Op-Eds and travel writing. Her essays have also been published in The New York Times, The Boston Herald, and Harvard’s Charles River Review. She teaches journalism as an adjunct professor at Emerson College.

She graduated from Yale where she studied Philosophy and Psychology and went on to earn a master’s degree in Journalism and International Affairs at Columbia University. Janet started traveling alone right after grad school, making several solo excursions while traversing the Karakoram Highway from China through Pakistan with a friend. She has since traveled to more than 60 countries, a dozen of those alone.

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