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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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One Way to Make Work More Meaningful

We all overestimate how much we know. Our guest tries a practice in slowing down to ask more questions, and... more

16 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
Happiness Break: Pause to Look at the Sky

Take a moment to appreciate the beauty and vastness of the sky. Dacher Keltner guides us through a practice of... more

09 Mar 2023 · 7 minutes
Why We Need Friends with Shared Interests

Episode summary: Having strong relationships is vital to our well-being. We tend to be happier and healthier when we’re involved with... more

02 Mar 2023 · 16 minutes
Happiness Break: Being Present from Head to Toe

Try this body-scan meditation to ground your mind in the present moment and in your body, guided by Spring Washam. How... more

23 Feb 2023 · 10 minutes
Why We Need Reminders of Connectedness

How can we feel more connected to our loved ones, even when they're not around? Our guest tries a practice... more

16 Feb 2023 · 14 minutes
A Meditation for When Others are Suffering

Seeing others suffering is painful. Learn to practice both compassion and self-soothing in this guided meditation led by Anushka Fernandopulle. How... more

09 Feb 2023 · 8 minutes
How Music Evokes Awe

Why do some songs send chills down your spine or give you goosebumps? We explore the science of how music... more

02 Feb 2023 · 20 minutes
Happiness Break: Feeling the Awe of Nature from Anywhere

Host Dacher Keltner leads us through an exercise in feeling the serenity and wonder that nature brings us, no matter... more

26 Jan 2023 · 7 minutes
Why We Should Look Up at the Sky

When did you last take a moment to really look up at the sky? Shifting our gaze upward is linked... more

19 Jan 2023 · 20 minutes
Happiness Break: Awe for Others

The communities we create are one of the most awe-inspiring parts of our lives. Host Dacher Keltner guides us in... more

12 Jan 2023 · 8 minutes
The Science of Happiness
One Way to Make Work More Meaningful
The Science of Happiness