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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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    • Social Sciences
    • 4.5 • 1.3K Ratings

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 Make Better Decisions

    How to Make Better Decisions

    Can practicing mindfulness make us wiser? Judge Jeremy Fogel explores how being present in the moment helps him keep a clear mind and stay connected to his true values.

    • 17 min
    How to Give Up a Grudge

    How to Give Up a Grudge

    What does it really take to forgive someone? And why should we do it? Our guest, psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, tries a practice to let go of anger.

    • 16 min
    Why Voting Connects Us

    Why Voting Connects Us

    Why do we vote? We explore the science behind what drives us to the polls, and the benefits we reap for ourselves and communities when we cast our ballots.

    • 16 min
    How to Ride With the Pain

    How to Ride With the Pain

    It's easy to be anxious and uncertain about the future—especially if you're eight months pregnant. Our guest tries practices to help her deal with whatever life throws her way.

    • 19 min
    If You Want to Be More Productive, Cut Yourself Some Slack

    If You Want to Be More Productive, Cut Yourself Some Slack

    Feeling hard on yourself? Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp learns to quiet his inner critic and tap into his highest potential.

    • 13 min
    A Cure for Loneliness

    A Cure for Loneliness

    Feeling lonely? Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy learns why focusing on the quality of our relationships, not the quantity, can be an antidote. 

    • 18 min

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1.3K Ratings

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