Other Episodes

Why We Should Look Up at the Sky (The Science of Happiness podcast)

When did you last take a moment to really look up at the sky? Shifting our gaze upward can…

How Awe Brings Us Together (The Science of Happiness podcast)

Feeling awe changes your brain. In our first episode in a series about the science of awe,…

How to Make Life More Meaningful (The Science of Happiness podcast)

Chris Sharma is one of the greatest rock climbers of all time, and he's taking on some of…

The Science of Synchronized Movement (The Science of Happiness podcast)

Moving in sync with someone else—even a total stranger—can change how you feel about…

How to Practice Gratitude When You’re Not Feeling Thankful (The Science of Happiness podcast)

One way to feel more thankful for things is to imagine life without them. Our guest tries a…

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…

Episode 127: How Humor Helps Us Cope

Hardships in life are a given, but what if we found a way to laugh about them? Our guest…

Episode 126: How to Focus Under Pressure

Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider tries a body scan meditation to sharpen her focus and calm…

Episode 125: Why Listen to the Other Side?

These days, it's hard to imagine befriending people with different politics than your own.…

Episode 124: Nine Steps to Forgiveness

How do you forgive someone while still holding them accountable? What if that person is…

Episode 123: When Rumination Is a Good Thing

When's the last time you made a good memory—intentionally? Our guest tries a practice in…

Episode 122: Riding the Waves of Anxiety

Comedian Aparna Nancherla has always struggled with anxiety — can a new technique help her cope?

Episode 121: 36 Questions to Spark Intimacy

What if you could fall in love, or forge deep connections, in just 45 minutes? Our guests,…

Episode 120: How to Feel Less Lonely and More Connected

When we feel more connected, we're kinder and care more for others. After 21 years of being…

How to Make Better Decisions (Encore)

Can practicing mindfulness make us wiser? Judge Jeremy Fogel explores how being present in…

Episode 119: How to Say “Sorry” Like You Mean It

Apologies are key to successful relationships. But are you doing them right?

Episode 118: The Questions to Ask Yourself in an Argument

Our guest explores how reminding yourself that you don't know everything can have a…

Episode 117: Catch Yourself in a Dream

Have you ever known you're dreaming while you're asleep? Our guests try practices to help…

Episode 116: The Science of a Good Night’s Sleep

Do you struggle with sleep? This week Drew Ackerman of the Sleep with Me podcast tries tips…

Episode 115: Feel Better About Asking For Help

Does asking for help make you uncomfortable? Odds are, it'll go better than you think.

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