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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: Tune Into Your Body

Happiness isn't only in your head — your body is important, too. This week, we're led in a short Japanese... more

01 Dec 2022 · 7 minutes
How to Practice Gratitude When You're Not Feeling Thankful

One way to feel more thankful for things is to imagine life without them. Our guest tries a practice for... more

24 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
Happiness Break: 5 Minutes of Gratitude

Not sure how to start practicing gratitude? Psychologist Dacher Keltner guides you through a practice that can help you see... more

17 Nov 2022 · 7 minutes
The Emerging Science of ASMR (Encore)

There are millions of YouTube videos with people crinkling bubble wrap or whispering about folding laundry. Our guest talks about... more

10 Nov 2022 · 18 minutes
Happiness Break: Making Space for You

Consider what you want to make space for in your life in this 6-minute contemplation guided by Alex Elle. How to... more

03 Nov 2022 · 6 minutes
How Humor Helps us Cope

Hardships in life are a given, but what if we found a way to laugh about it? Our guest shares... more

27 Oct 2022 · 15 minutes
Happiness Break: Restore Through Silence

When was the last time you spent a moment savoring silence? Tricia Hersey, aka The Nap Bishop, guides us through... more

20 Oct 2022 · 9 minutes
How to Focus Under Pressure

Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider tries a body scan meditation to sharpen her focus and calm her nerves as she prepares... more

13 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
Happiness Break: How to Awaken Joy

Cultivate more joy in your life with this practice led by meditation teacher and author Spring Washam. How to Do This... more

06 Oct 2022 · 10 minutes
Why Listen to the Other Side?

These days, it's hard to imagine befriending people with different politics than your own. But these two men did it... more

29 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
The Science of Happiness
Happiness Break: Tune Into Your Body
The Science of Happiness