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The Science of Happiness

The Science of Happiness

PRX and Greater Good Science Center

848
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1.2K
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Learn research-tested strategies for a happier, more meaningful life, drawing on the science of compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and awe. Hosted by award-winning professor Dacher Keltner. Co-produced by PRX and UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center.

Latest Episodes

Why Voting Connects Us

Why do we vote? We explore the science behind what drives us to the polls, and the benefits we reap for ourselves and communities when we cast our ballots.

16 min1 d ago
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Why Voting Connects Us

How to Ride With the Pain

It's easy to be anxious and uncertain about the future—especially if you're eight months pregnant. Our guest tries practices to help her deal with whatever life throws her way.

19 min1 w ago
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How to Ride With the Pain

If You Want to Be More Productive, Cut Yourself Some Slack

Feeling hard on yourself? Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp learns to quiet his inner critic and tap into his highest potential.

13 min3 w ago
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If You Want to Be More Productive, Cut Yourself Some Slack

A Cure for Loneliness

Feeling lonely? Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy learns why focusing on the quality of our relationships, not the quantity, can be an antidote.

18 minSEP 24
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A Cure for Loneliness

24 Hours of Kindness

Why should you be nice? Our guest explores how small, daily acts of kindness can produce meaningful life changes.

19 minAUG 27
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24 Hours of Kindness

How to Switch Off Your Critics

Do you obsess over negative feedback? Shereen Marisol Meraji, of NPR’s Code Switch, tries a better way to cope.

20 minAUG 13
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How to Switch Off Your Critics

How to Reconnect with Your Partner

A couple try a practice to bring more excitement and passion into their relationship, even while sheltering-in-place.

19 minJUL 30
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How to Reconnect with Your Partner

Do You Want to Be More Patient?

We can be at our worst with the people we love best. Our guests try ways to be more calm and present with those closest to them.

21 minJUL 16
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Do You Want to Be More Patient?

How to Love People You Don't Like

Our guest tries a practice to help her feel compassion toward others — even those she disagrees with.

23 minJUL 2
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How to Love People You Don't Like

What's Your 'Why' in Life?

Adrian Michael Green asks big questions designed to help teens — and adults — find more meaning and purpose in their lives.

23 minJUN 18
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What's Your 'Why' in Life?

Latest Episodes

Why Voting Connects Us

Why do we vote? We explore the science behind what drives us to the polls, and the benefits we reap for ourselves and communities when we cast our ballots.

16 min1 d ago
Comments
Why Voting Connects Us

How to Ride With the Pain

It's easy to be anxious and uncertain about the future—especially if you're eight months pregnant. Our guest tries practices to help her deal with whatever life throws her way.

19 min1 w ago
Comments
How to Ride With the Pain

If You Want to Be More Productive, Cut Yourself Some Slack

Feeling hard on yourself? Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp learns to quiet his inner critic and tap into his highest potential.

13 min3 w ago
Comments
If You Want to Be More Productive, Cut Yourself Some Slack

A Cure for Loneliness

Feeling lonely? Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy learns why focusing on the quality of our relationships, not the quantity, can be an antidote.

18 minSEP 24
Comments
A Cure for Loneliness

24 Hours of Kindness

Why should you be nice? Our guest explores how small, daily acts of kindness can produce meaningful life changes.

19 minAUG 27
Comments
24 Hours of Kindness

How to Switch Off Your Critics

Do you obsess over negative feedback? Shereen Marisol Meraji, of NPR’s Code Switch, tries a better way to cope.

20 minAUG 13
Comments
How to Switch Off Your Critics

How to Reconnect with Your Partner

A couple try a practice to bring more excitement and passion into their relationship, even while sheltering-in-place.

19 minJUL 30
Comments
How to Reconnect with Your Partner

Do You Want to Be More Patient?

We can be at our worst with the people we love best. Our guests try ways to be more calm and present with those closest to them.

21 minJUL 16
Comments
Do You Want to Be More Patient?

How to Love People You Don't Like

Our guest tries a practice to help her feel compassion toward others — even those she disagrees with.

23 minJUL 2
Comments
How to Love People You Don't Like

What's Your 'Why' in Life?

Adrian Michael Green asks big questions designed to help teens — and adults — find more meaning and purpose in their lives.

23 minJUN 18
Comments
What's Your 'Why' in Life?

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