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The Science of Happiness
Research-based tips for a meaningful life. A co-production with the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

How to Love People You Don't Like
2020-07-02 03:00:00
Our guest tries a practice to help her feel compassion toward others – even those she disagrees with.
23 minutes, 1


What's Your "Why" in Life?
2020-06-18 03:00:00
Our guest asks big questions designed to help teens – and adults – find more meaning and purpose in their lives.
23 minutes, 31 seconds


What's Your 'Why' in Life?
2020-06-18 03:00:00
Our guest asks big questions designed to help teens – and adults – find more meaning and purpose in their lives.
23 minutes, 31 seconds


From Othering to Belonging
2020-06-11 03:00:00
We speak with john a. powell, director of the Othering & Belonging Institute, about racial justice, well-being, and widening our circles of human connection and concern.
26 minutes, 1 second


On Othering to Belonging
2020-06-11 03:00:00
We speak with john a. powell, director of the Othering & Belonging Institute, about racial justice, well-being, and widening our circles of human connection and concern.
26 minutes, 1 second


Taking Small Steps Toward Big Goals
2020-06-04 03:00:00
When our world is turned upside down, how do we keep moving forward? Our guest, award-winning author Christine Day, sets a new path for herself.
15 minutes, 5


How to Connect When You Must Stay Apart
2020-05-21 03:00:00
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 minutes, 3 seconds


Give Yourself a Break
2020-05-07 03:00:00
Want to calm your inner critic? Our guest tries a practice to find more self-compassion during uncertain times.
19 minutes, 58 seconds


Helping Kids Think About the Good
2020-04-23 03:00:00
Sheltering-at-home with kids? These questions can help them, and us, focus on the good things in life.
19 minutes, 4


Remembering to Breathe
2020-04-09 03:00:00
How a doctor stays calm and centered during times of uncertainty, one breath at a time.
15 minutes, 36 seconds




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