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Episode 88: How Music Soothes Us

What is it about certain melodies that can relax our nerves and rock us to sleep? We…

Episode 87: David Byrne on How Music Connects Us

Music helped former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne come out of his shell. Hear Byrne's…

Episode 86: Scheduling Time to Feel Awe(some)

Feeling awe can boost your mood and make you feel more connected with others. Comedian…

Episode 85: Why We’re Drawn to Nature

What happens when we spend time outdoors? We explore how getting out in nature can restore…

Episode 84: Are You Setting the Right Goals?

Setting goals can sometimes feel like setting ourselves up for failure. But journalist…

Episode 83: Healing Through Gratitude

A stranger helped her through the hardest day of her life. When she expresses her…

Episode 82: How to Talk With Strangers

The way we interact with people who come in and out of our lives has changed since…

Episode 81: Are You Listening to Your Elders?

Connecting across generations is one of the oldest happiness practices there is. We explore…

Episode 80: How to Make Better Decisions

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

Episode 79: How to Give Up a Grudge

What does it really take to forgive someone? And why should we do it? Our guest,…

Episode 78: Why Voting Connects Us

Why do we vote? We explore the science behind what drives us to the polls, and the benefits…

Episode 77: How to Ride With the Pain

It's easy to be anxious and uncertain about the future—especially if you're eight months…

Episode 76: If You Want to Be More Productive, Cut Yourself Some Slack

Feeling hard on yourself? Pinterest cofounder Evan Sharp learns to quiet his inner critic…

Episode 75: A Cure for Loneliness

Feeling lonely? Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy learns why focusing on the quality…

Episode 74: 24 Hours of Kindness

Why should you be nice? Our guest explores how small, daily acts of kindness can produce…

Episode 73: How to Switch Off Your Critics

Do you obsess over negative feedback? Shereen Marisol Meraji, of NPR’s Code Switch, tries…

Episode 72: How to Reconnect with Your Partner

A couple try a practice to bring more excitement and passion into their relationship, even…

Episode 71: Do You Want to Be More Patient?

We can be at our worst with the people we love best. Our guests try to be more calm and…

Episode 70: How to Love People You Don’t Like

Our guest tries a practice to help her feel compassion toward others—even those she…

Episode 69: What’s Your “Why” in Life?

Adrian Michael Green asks big questions designed to help teens—and adults—find more…

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