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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.

The Science of Happiness PRX

    • Social Sciences
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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.

    How to Connect When You Must Stay Apart

    How to Connect When You Must Stay Apart

    Do you want to be famous? What's a favorite memory? These 36 questions can bring you closer to loved ones, even if you're separated.

    • 20 min
    Give Yourself a Break

    Give Yourself a Break

    Want to calm your inner critic? Our guest tries a practice to find more self-compassion during uncertain times.

    • 19 min
    Helping Kids Think About the Good

    Helping Kids Think About the Good

    Sheltering-at-home with kids? These questions can help them, and us, focus on the good things in life.

    • 19 min
    Remembering to Breathe

    Remembering to Breathe

    How a doctor stays calm and centered during times of uncertainty, one breath at a time.

    • 15 min
    Staying Close While Physical Distancing

    Staying Close While Physical Distancing

    Our guest tries a practice to feel more connected to loved ones, and herself, while sheltering at home.

    • 16 min
    Who Would You Be Without Them?

    Who Would You Be Without Them?

    Think of an important person in your life. Now imagine you never met. Our guest practices counting his blessings by picturing his life without a special person from his past.

    • 17 min

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