Why your rituals make you feel better

From over-the-top birthday parties to daily coffee breaks, rituals transcend cultures. Dimitris Xygalatas is an anthropologist and cognitive scientist who runs the Experimental Anthropology Lab at the University of Connecticut. He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss how both very small and very elaborate customs connect human behavior across centuries. His book is “Ritual: How Seemingly Senseless Acts Make Life Worth Living.”