Delve into the science of hap­pi­ness

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Now that you’re feel­ing de­cid­edly more re­laxed and eth­i­cal, it’s time to get happy . . . through science.

The UC Berke­ley-based Greater Good Science Cen­tre car­ries out re­search on what it means to live a hap­pier, more mean­ing­ful life through de­vel­op­ing al­tru­ism, com­pas­sion and stronger so­cial bonds.

For a quick start, head to their web­site and down­load the first month of their free hap­pi­ness cal­en­dar. This in­ter­ac­tive PDF links to use­ful top­ics in­clud­ing how to boost re­silience, spark hap­pi­ness in oth­ers, or deal with mean peo­ple.

Even bet­ter, sub­scribe to the pop­u­lar Science of Hap­pi­ness pod­cast where guests talk about dif­fer­ent strate­gies they have used to cope with life’s chal­lenges. One fas­ci­nat­ing episode fea­tures Steven Cz­ifra, a grad­u­ate stu­dent at UC Berke­ley who also spent the greater part of two decades in and out of jail. His ex­pe­ri­ence of learn­ing to prac­tise self-com­pas­sion is worth lis­ten­ing to.

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