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Meghan Keener
Meghan Keener is a well-being and media expert, with a master's in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She's worked in feature films and TV for 13 years, and is currently a producer for Discovery Communications. Meghan is also a trained coach and speaker, and consults on topics related to well-being, excellence, human and media interaction, and innovation. Her passion is understanding the upper limits of human experience and telling the stories of positive outliers.

Entries by Meghan Keener

Winter Storm Warning Watch DC!

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 9:37 AM

Here it comes again, D.C. - snow! Then... a heat storm? Then a massive snowstorm! Then... a fiery heat wave? Our weatherman explains.

Winter Storm Warning Watch DC 2014 from goldenbear on Vimeo.

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The Magic of Mastery

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 2:00 PM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

BLACK's TEDTalk "My Journey to Yo-Yo Mastery" is a spectacle -- but not just because he can do insane tricks with a yo-yo. It's spectacular because...

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A History of 'Happiness'

(3) Comments | Posted July 13, 2013 | 10:46 AM

"Happiness" is a word with a thousand definitions. When most people today use the word, they mean positive emotion or positive affect. It's also a shorthand for satisfaction with life, or general well-being. We could liken the emotion of happiness to joy, but joy is sometimes thought of as more...

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What Is the Science of Happiness?

(15) Comments | Posted January 9, 2013 | 12:00 AM

The phrase "the science of happiness" refers to a new field of social science called positive psychology. Contrary to popular belief, it is not "positive thinking" or self-help, but a broad empirical field of research and application worldwide. According to one of its pioneers Chris Peterson,...

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Obama or Romney? The Pessimist Will Lose

(2) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 9:00 AM

Who do you think is more optimistic, more hopeful about the future -- Romney or Obama? It matters at the polls, a lot more than you'd think. Research looking at presidential nomination acceptance speeches over the course of 84 years compared candidates' pessimism (their pessimistic explanatory...

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Befriending Frankenstorm

(5) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 3:15 PM

Some say that a great storm (the "year without a summer") was the impetus for Mary Shelley's book Frankenstein. Out of the long, dark days came a work of creative genius sometimes credited as the first work of science fiction.

It appears that long, dark days are...

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Building a Creativity Climate

(8) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 11:43 AM

As schooling becomes more focused on test prep at the lower levels and specialization at the higher levels, it's hard not to think of tomorrow's job pipeline as selectively breeding people good at one thing above all else: compliance. But when those students become workers, their collective compliant mindset could...

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Digital Mindfulness

(3) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 7:52 AM

My colleague keeps dozens of computer windows open at once. On her desk sits an office phone, two cell phones, a computer, an iPad, and a television. She's a digital hoarder and is constantly in a state of agitated response to those that demand her attention. And she's not alone....

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The Happiness Ticket

(10) Comments | Posted September 14, 2012 | 5:45 PM

We've heard over and over that the Right wants to decrease the size of big government, to encourage America's work ethic by decreasing welfare programs, and to bolster the military to protect national interests. We all know that the Left wants to increase environmental legislation, support individual liberties, and fund...

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