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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.

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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.

    100 Good Things

    100 Good Things

    For our 100th episode, host Dacher Keltner sits in the guest chair and tries one of the most popular happiness practices. 

    • 17 min
    What Happens When We Play

    What Happens When We Play

    When was the last time you went down a slide? Our guest tries a practice to bring more play into his life and explores what that means as a Black man in the U.S.

    • 21 min
    How to Not Take People for Granted

    How to Not Take People for Granted

    What would life be like without the people you care most about? Our guest tries a practice to help appreciate loved ones.

    • 16 min
    How to Tune Out the Noise

    How to Tune Out the Noise

    Our guest uses her breath to find calm in some of Los Angeles' noisiest neighborhoods.

    • 18 min
    Don't be Afraid of Your Anger

    Don't be Afraid of Your Anger

    What happens when we suppress our anger? And what if we tried to work with it instead? Our guest tries a practice to harness her inner fierceness to care for herself.

    • 18 min
    How to Enjoy Life More with Michael Pollan

    How to Enjoy Life More with Michael Pollan

    Michael Pollan tries to get more out of life by temporarily giving up one of his pleasure.

    • 19 min

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