Other Episodes

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.

Episode 114: Are You Tired of Being Afraid?

Fear is a normal part of our lives—but there are ways we can safely challenge and conquer…

Episode 113: How to Find Your Spark in Life

Comedian Marilyn Pittman takes stock of what she really wants in life – and makes a plan…

Episode 112: Are Your Expectations Too High?

High expectations can lead to disappointment, but expecting the worst doesn't feel great,…

Episode 111: How to Turn Grief Into Strength

Part of life is experiencing pain and loss. And sometimes, finding meaning in it. We…

Episode 110: Why You Should Snap Pictures of Nature

A NYT restaurant critic puts down her pen and grabs her camera to capture the beauty of the…

AJAX icon