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The Science of Happiness is the first MOOC to teach the science of positive psychology. The ten-week course will offer science-based lessons and also provide students practical strategies for nurturing happiness and developing a meaningful life. World-renowned experts will join course co-instructors Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and leading authorities on positive psychology in making science feel fun and personal.

For an insider’s peek into the course, check out these happiness tips from the Greater Good Science Center and The Science of Happiness course team. Sign up today and join us in understanding and practicing happiness.

Boost your happiness with 5 science-based practices. 3 good things: Notice & Savor the best things in life by listing 3 things that went well today and explaining why they happened. Mindful Breathing: Try to focus only on the flow of your breath. Return your attention to is when your mind begins to wander. A simple way to gain peace of mind. Gratitude Letter: Write a letter thanking an important person in your life. Deliver it in person. Read it out loud. Bring tissues. Random acts of kindness: Do 5 nice things for someone else, all on the same day. Write down how it makes you feel. Active Listening: Strengthen your relationships by becoming a better listener: ask questions, express empathy, and refrain from judging or giving advice. Sign up today for our free Science of Happiness class.

By Rachel Lapal, edX Communications Manager

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