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From The Science of Happiness - 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.


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 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.
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How to Deal with Your Critics
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How to Reconnect with Your Partner
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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.


From Othering to Belonging
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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.


Taking Small Steps Toward Big Goals
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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.


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.


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.


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.


Staying Close While Self-Distancing
2020-03-26 03:00:00
Our guest tries a practice to feel more connected to loved ones, and herself, while sheltering at home.


Staying Close While Physical Distancing
2020-03-26 03:00:00
Our guest tries a practice to feel more connected to loved ones, and herself, while sheltering at home.


Who Would You Be Without Them?
2020-03-12 03:00:00
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.


Step Away from Anxiety
2020-02-27 03:00:00
Do you have a hard time calming your nerves? Author Raina Telgemeier tries a practice to get out of her head, one step at a time.


Kai Koerber
2020-02-13 03:00:00
He survived the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, two years ago and has been a student mental health advocate ever since. Now Kai Koerber finds a way to thank the person who helped him find his voice.


Who Is Your Rock?
2020-02-13 03:00:00
He survived the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, two years ago and has been a student mental health advocate ever since. Now Kai Koerber finds a way to thank the person who helped him find his voice.


What Does It Take To Really Listen To Someone?
2020-01-30 03:00:00
Are you actually listening when someone is talking to you, or just waiting for your turn to talk? Our guest, a veteran of the Iraq War, practices how to truly listen to others.


Why Shared Goals Can Bridge Divides
2020-01-16 03:00:00
How can people from different groups get on the same page? Our guest, an educator and football coach, tries a strategy for building stronger, more inclusive teams.


How To Make Time for Happiness
2020-01-02 03:00:00
Her New Year's resolution was to have more joyful and fulfilling experiences in her daily life. Our guest tried a practice to help make that happen.


How To Get Your Senses Tingling
2019-12-19 03:00:00
There are millions of YouTube channels with people crinkling bubble wrap or whispering about folding laundry. Our guests talks about why autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) makes her, and many others, feel more calm and happy.


How To Be Less Hard on Yourself
2019-12-05 03:00:00
Do you beat yourself up over every mistake? A high school senior tries to be kinder to himself during an especially stressful time.


Happy Again: How to Notice What You're Thankful For (Encore)
2019-11-28 03:00:00
Comedian Maz Jobrani tries to be more thankful for the good things in his life by writing them down – and encourages his kids to do the same.


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