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Jenara Nerenberg

Jenara Nerenberg

 

Jenara Nerenberg splits her time between the Bay Area and Asia as a writer covering the innovations in the sciences and humanities that help carry humanity forward. Her work can be found online at Fast Company, New York Magazine, Susan Cain’s QuietRev, CNN, TIME, Travel & Leisure, NextBillion, BlackBook and the Greater Good Science Center.

Prior to her journalism career, Jenara obtained her Master’s from the Harvard School of Public Health and her Bachelor’s from UC Berkeley. You can follow her publications and international journeys here.

 
 
  

Stories by Jenara Nerenberg

Emily Esfahani Smith

Articles: What Are the Building Blocks of a Meaningful Life?

By Jenara Nerenberg | March 7, 2017

A conversation with Emily Esfahani Smith about the relationship between happiness, meaning, and modern life.

 

Articles: What Would Buddha Do About the Economy?

By Jenara Nerenberg | February 24, 2017

Clair Brown suggests that the moment may be ripe for Buddhist thought to insert itself into Western economics.

 
Courtney Martin

Articles: What Can Americans Dream Now?

By Jenara Nerenberg | December 9, 2016

We talk with Courtney Martin about building a future that prioritizes social connection and sharing over competition and ownership.

 
Steve Silberman

Articles: Does Neurodiversity Have a Future?

By Jenara Nerenberg | November 21, 2016

We talk with Steve Silberman about the impact of the presidential election on disability research, education, and advocacy.

 

Articles: Why Do American Soldiers Miss War?

By Jenara Nerenberg | September 1, 2016

According to author Sebastian Junger, facing social isolation back at home deepens the trauma.

 
Krista Tippett

Articles: Can Science Help You to Become Wise?

By Jenara Nerenberg | July 6, 2016

Krista Tippett explores the scientific inquiry into what makes us wise.

 

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