Happiness Break: Who Takes Care of You? With Dacher Keltner
When we feel cared for, our cortisol levels drop, we feel safe, and we handle stress better. Dacher leads a meditation to help us focus on…
Your Happiness Calendar for June 2023
This month, be your best self.
How Small Acts of Kindness Can Help With Anxiety
A new study finds that performing acts of kindness improves mental health symptoms—and increases your social connection, too.
Kissing Is At Least 1,000 Years Older Than We Thought
Kissing may seem natural, but it remains unclear whether it’s a universal human act or a cultural one.
Feeling Overworked? Take a Fika Break (The Science of Happiness Podcast)
A short break does more than just fuel our bodies, it strengthens our minds. Our overworked guest tries the Swedish practice of…
How Do Psychedelics Work in the Brain?
A wave of researchers are investigating how psychedelics work, so they can develop safe and effective mental health treatments.
Happiness Break: How to Be in Harmony in Nature—Wherever You Are, With Yuria Celidwen
Indigenous scholar Yuria Celidwen guides us in a meditation to strengthen our sense of belonging and connection to the earth.
How Feeling Socially Connected Can Help With Chronic Pain
A new study finds that people who have a greater sense of connection and belonging seem to experience pain differently.
The Six Keys to Positive Communication
Communicating better can help you achieve your goals and deepen your relationships.
What Can We Do Now?
While votes for the 2020 election are counted, our contributors weigh in on what we as individuals can do now to preserve our well-being and…
Our Favorite Books of 2020
Greater Good’s editors pick the most thought-provoking, practical, and inspirational science books of the year.
Is Your Brain Foggy? Here Are Five Ways to Clear It
Studies are finding that isolation, stress, and uncertainty can cause forgetfulness and disorganization. Here’s what to do about it.
Why Friendships Among Men Are So Important
Men have fewer friends these days, which can hurt their well-being. Here are expert tips for fostering those relationships.
How to Stop Overthinking Your Relationship
Ruminating about your relationship isn't a healthy way to solve any problems—and it may be a way to avoid your real feelings.
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.
How to Find Your Purpose in Life
Are you struggling to discover your purpose? That may be because you feel isolated from other people. Here's how you can overcome that.