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Dr. Hanson and Forrest have a conversation about “the happiness that is always available”: happiness for others. Particularly, they explore how feelings of altruistic joy can be a powerful antidote for experiences of disappointment and envy....

Thousands of images taken by Nasa of Mars have been turned into panning video clips by Jan Fröjdman. The Fictive Flight created is absolutely stunning....

What's fundamental? The Practice: Back to Basics. Why? In middle school, I thought it would be cool to play a musical instrument, and picked the clarinet. My wise parents rented one rather than buying it, and I started practicing. (In the garage because it sounded pretty screechy.) After...

On today’s episode of the Being Well Podcast, Dr. Hanson and Forrest explore our relationship with goals of various kinds. Particularly, they look at how we can feel more successful by noticing the many small goals we accomplish each day, and fully internalizing that experience...

On a hill overlooking the ocean in Otsuchi Town in northeastern Japan is a phone booth known as the "Telephone of the Wind". It is connected to nowhere, but people come to "call" family members lost during the tsunami of the 2011 Great East Japan...

Why do we have cheerleaders? The Practice: Don't rain on the parade. Why? Let's say you've had an interesting idea or moment of inspiration, or thought of a new project, or felt some enthusiasm bubbling up inside you. Your notions are not fully formed and you're not really...

On today’s episode of the Being Well Podcast, Dr. Hanson and Forrest look at the role fully taking in the good things in life has in the process of building mental strengths. ...

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