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The Science of Happiness
The Science of Happiness
PRX and Greater Good Science Center

Learn research-tested strategies for a happier, more meaningful life, drawing on the science of compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and awe. Hosted by award-winning... more

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Episodes

Happiness Break: A Meditation on Playfulness, With Dacher Keltner

We all have a playful side, and research shows acting on it can help us when we need to move... more

22 Feb 2024 · 6 minutes
Encore: How to Feel Less Pressed for Time

When we devote a little time to the other people in our life, we actually feel like we have more... more

15 Feb 2024 · 15 minutes
Happiness Break: Wrap Yourself in Kindness, With Jack Kornfield

When we treat ourselves with kindness and gratitude, research shows we feel more motivated and less self-critical. Meditation teacher Jack... more

08 Feb 2024 · 9 minutes
What To Do When You Don’t Like The Way You Feel

Our guest tried a practice in Radical Acceptance, a Buddhist principle made popular by today's expert, psychologist Tara Brach.  Link to... more

01 Feb 2024 · 18 minutes
Happiness Break: Radical Acceptance, With Tara Brach

A meditation in meeting our most difficult emotions — like anger, disappointment, or fear — with mindfulness and gentle care. Link... more

25 Jan 2024 · 8 minutes
How (And Why) To Find More Beauty in the Everyday

What happens when we intentionally look for beautiful things in our day-to-day lives? We explore a lab-tested practice shown to help you feel... more

18 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
Happiness Break: A Meditation to Find Grounding in the New Year, With Spring Washam

Research shows feeling connected with nature can lower our stress response. This visualization meditation can help you feel at ease,... more

11 Jan 2024 · 7 minutes
How to Stick to Your Resolutions in 2024

Join our limited newsletter The Science of Habits to get curated, science-backed tips to help make your New Years resolution... more

04 Jan 2024 · 17 minutes
Happiness Break: Visualizing Your Best Self in Relationships, With Dacher Keltner

When we imagine our best possible selves in our relationships, we feel more motivated to achieve our goals and a... more

28 Dec 2023 · 7 minutes
How Thinking About Your Ancestors Can Help You Thrive

Join our limited newsletter, The Science of Habits, to get curated, science-backed tips to help make your New Year's resolution... more

21 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
The Science of Happiness
Happiness Break: A Meditation on Playfulness, With Dacher Keltner
The Science of Happiness