How Social Media Can Add to Your Well-Being (Not Detract From It)
Instead of bemoaning the ills of social media, we can try to use it in ways that support our relationships, identity, and success in life.
What Stories Do Teens Want to See in Movies and TV?
A new survey finds that teens are interested in hopeful, uplifting content and diverse stories in the entertainment they watch.
Six New Studies That Can Help You Rediscover Gratitude
This November, here is some new research that might help you practice gratitude and feel happier in life.
The Emerging Science of ASMR (Encore: The Science of Happiness podcast)
There are millions of YouTube videos with people crinkling bubble wrap or whispering about folding laundry. Our guest talks about why…
Happiness Break: Restore Through Silence, with Tricia Hersey
When was the last time you spent a moment savoring silence? Tricia Hersey, aka The Nap Bishop, guides us through an appreciation of silence…
Episode 124: Nine Steps to Forgiveness
How do you forgive someone while still holding them accountable? What if that person is yourself? This week, our guest tries a practice in…
Happiness Break: A Note to Self on Forgiveness, with Alex Elle
Letting go of our regrets can motivate us to improve and help us grow. Alex Elle, a poet and breathwork and writing coach, guides us through…
Eleven Films That Highlight the Best in Humanity
It’s time for the Greater Goodies, honoring movies from the past year that exemplify optimism, love, empathy, and other keys to our well-being.
Ten TV Series That Can Help You Be Your Best Self
Our contributors award "Greater Goodies" to the TV shows that helped them to get through the pandemic.
What Can We Learn From the World’s Most Peaceful Societies?
A multidisciplinary team of researchers is discovering what makes some societies more peaceful than others.
Episode 95: How to Enjoy Life More With Michael Pollan
Bestselling author Michael Pollan tries to get more out of life by temporarily giving up one of his pleasures.
Four Reasons Why Zoom Can Be Exhausting
A new paper explains why videoconferencing exhausts the mind and body and how to protect yourself.
Ten More Films That Highlight the Best in Humanity
It’s time for the Greater Goodies, honoring movies from one of the most difficult years in living memory.
The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2021
Our team names the most provocative and influential findings published during this past year.