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Articles: Why You Need More Nature in Your LifeBy Jill Suttie | February 10, 2017
Research suggests that spending too little time in nature deprives us of benefits to our health, happiness, and creativity.
Articles: Why Do We Throw Coins in Fountains?By Peter Wogan | January 26, 2017
This simple ritual offers clues about how we experience awe, society, and collective belonging.
Museums are a safe place to explore other points of view, cultures, and histories.
Richard Louv explains how parents, educators, and urban planners can help kids reconnect with nature—before it's too late.
Articles: Who Is Attracted to Inspiring Media?By Sophie H. Janicke | September 13, 2016
New research reveals how our media choices reflect and shape our mood and behavior.
Articles: Debunking Myths about AweBy Maria Polonchek | September 9, 2016
What inspires awe? Who experiences it the most? Dacher Keltner discusses common misconceptions about an elusive emotion.
Videos and Podcasts: How Awe Transforms the Body and MindBy Michelle Lani Shiota | August 18, 2016
Lani Shiota argues that awe is a fundamental part of being human—making our bodies and minds more receptive to new information, new experiences, and life’s deeper meaning.
Videos and Podcasts: An Entertaining Tour of Our Awesome UniverseBy Alex Filippenko | August 11, 2016
Renowned astrophysicist Alex Filippenko offers a fast-paced, funny, and inspiring overview of the awe-inspiring power of space.
Videos and Podcasts: How Culture Shapes the Experience of AweBy Jennifer Stellar | August 11, 2016
Jennifer Stellar, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, explains what is universal about the emotion of awe in cultures around the world—and what is different.
Articles: Is Artistic Inspiration Contagious?By Scott Barry Kaufman | August 4, 2016
A new study tries to measure the impact of reading on creativity and the motivation to write.
Videos and Podcasts: Why Awe Is Such an Important EmotionBy Dacher Keltner | August 3, 2016
Dacher Keltner gives an overview of the young science of awe, from how it’s expressed to its benefits for health and well-being.
Videos and Podcasts: Can Awe Combat Narcissism?By Paul Piff | July 21, 2016
Paul Piff, an assistant professor of psychology and social behavior at UC Irvine, explores his research linking awe to kind, generous behavior.
Videos and Podcasts: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Awe-Inspiring Power of FaithBy Jakada Imani | July 21, 2016
Jakada Imani, director of capacity building initiatives at the Center for Popular Democracy, explores how spirituality helps us find our place in the universe and inspires us to do good.
Videos and Podcasts: How Poetry Captivates UsBy Robert Hass | July 15, 2016
Former US poet laureate Robert Hass demonstrates the awe-inspiring power of poetry, in a series of readings that will make you say, “Whoa!”
Videos and Podcasts: Why Jason Silva is Addicted to AweBy Jason Silva | July 13, 2016
Jason Silva, creator of “Shots of Awe” and host of “Brain Games,” discusses his attempts to hack emotions and evoke awe on demand.
Videos and Podcasts: An Awe-Inspiring Performance by Wu ManBy Wu Man | July 8, 2016
Grammy-nominated pipa player Wu Man performs two pieces at The Art & Science of Awe.
Videos and Podcasts: How to Open Your Mind to Magical ThingsBy David Delgado | July 7, 2016
David Delgado, a visual strategist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and co-founder of The Museum of Awe, shares some of his recent awe-inspiring projects.
Videos and Podcasts: The Three Great Forces Behind ArtBy Vanessa Inn | July 7, 2016
Vanessa Inn, chief strategy officer at Illuminate the Arts, shares what she has learned about life from working with thousands of artists around the world.
Videos and Podcasts: How Getting Outdoors Can HealBy Stacy Bare | June 30, 2016
Stacy Bare, director of Sierra Club Outdoors, details his journey from war, PTSD, and addiction to healing.
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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