Jenara Nerenberg splits her time between the Bay Area and Asia as a writer covering the innovations in the sciences and humanities that help carry humanity forward. Her work can be found online at Fast Company, New York Magazine, Susan Cain’s QuietRev, CNN, TIME, Travel & Leisure, NextBillion, BlackBook and the Greater Good Science Center.
Prior to her journalism career, Jenara obtained her Master’s from the Harvard School of Public Health and her Bachelor’s from UC Berkeley. You can follow her publications and international journeys here.
Stories by Jenara Nerenberg
A conversation with Emily Esfahani Smith about the relationship between happiness, meaning, and modern life.
Articles: What Would Buddha Do About the Economy?By Jenara Nerenberg | February 24, 2017
Clair Brown suggests that the moment may be ripe for Buddhist thought to insert itself into Western economics.
Articles: What Can Americans Dream Now?By Jenara Nerenberg | December 9, 2016
We talk with Courtney Martin about building a future that prioritizes social connection and sharing over competition and ownership.
Articles: Does Neurodiversity Have a Future?By Jenara Nerenberg | November 21, 2016
We talk with Steve Silberman about the impact of the presidential election on disability research, education, and advocacy.
Articles: Why Do American Soldiers Miss War?By Jenara Nerenberg | September 1, 2016
According to author Sebastian Junger, facing social isolation back at home deepens the trauma.
Mindful people might be happier because they have a better idea of who they are, suggests a new study.
Recent research suggests that the quest for constant bliss is misguided.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
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Greater Good Resources
- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
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This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Jeffrey J. Froh’s Laboratory for Gratitude in Youth
Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
- The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness
The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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