Radical Gratitude

Are you burnt out on gratitude even before Thanksgiving? Christine Carter offers three ways to keep your feelings of gratefulness fresh.

Plus: Our gratitude greatest hits.

  • <a href=“http://www.amazon.com/Empathy-Why-Matters-How-Get/dp/0399171398/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416346292&sr=1-1&keywords=empathy+why+it+matters+and+how+to+get+it”>Perigee Trade, 2014, 272 pages</a>
    Why Empathy Matters Big Ideas, Empathy | November 21, 2014

    A new book argues that empathy can be a radical force for social change.

  • How to Practice Radical Gratitude Gratitude | November 19, 2014

    Are you burnt out on gratitude even before Thanksgiving? Christine Carter offers three ways to keep your feelings of gratefulness fresh.

  • Gratitude Greatest Hits Gratitude | November 19, 2014

    During the past three years, we've published dozens of articles and videos about the science of gratitude. Just in time for Thanksgiving, here are the best!

  • Three Benefits To Mindfulness at Work Work & Career, Mind & Body, Mindfulness | November 17, 2014

    Four new studies point toward three benefits to cultivating moment-to-moment awareness in the workplace.

  • 21 Ways to “Give Good No” Work & Career, Mind & Body, Happiness | November 13, 2014

    Saying “no” can be really hard. But Christine Carter has a three-step plan to get there.

  • Five Ways to Foster Interracial Friendship in Schools Education, Family & Couples, Big Ideas | November 12, 2014

    New studies point the way toward a more connected and egalitarian society, starting with friendships between kids.

  • Can Diversity Make You a Better Communicator? Mind & Body, Big Ideas | November 10, 2014

    A new study finds that people with diverse social roles show stronger brain responses to nonverbal signals from other people.

  • Starved for Time? Here’s a Surprising—and Easy—Solution Work & Career, Mind & Body, Happiness, Mindfulness | November 4, 2014

    Christine Carter explains how "doing nothing" could be a key to happiness... and productivity.

  • Which Countries Are Happiest in “The Science of Happiness”? Big Ideas, Happiness | November 3, 2014

    See how the happiness levels of students in our online course vary depending on where they live.

  • Just One Thing: Be Amazed Mind & Body, Big Ideas | October 30, 2014

    Rick Hanson reminds us to see existence with delight, awe, gratitude, and wow!

  • Six Habits of Highly Empathic People Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Empathy | November 27, 2012

    We can cultivate empathy throughout our lives, says Roman Krznaric—and use it as a radical force for social transformation.

  • Juan Estey
    Why Self-Compassion Trumps Self-Esteem Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Compassion, Mindfulness | May 27, 2011

    Researcher Kristin Neff reveals the benefits of going easy on yourself: less anxiety, less conflict, and more peace of mind.

  • Arturo Bejar, a Facebook engineer who has been leading its “social reporting” project, speaking at Facebook’s second Compassion Research Day on July 11.
    Can Science Make Facebook More Compassionate? Big Ideas, Compassion, Empathy | July 25, 2012

    Facebook is confronting cyberbullying and online conflict. Can a team of researchers help boost kindness among the site's 900 million users?

  • Surviving Betrayal Family & Couples | September 1, 2008

    Romantic betrayal is traumatizing, says psychologist Joshua Coleman. But couples can learn to trust again.

  • Hands On Research: The Science of Touch Education, Family & Couples, Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Compassion | September 29, 2010

    Dacher Keltner explains how compassion is literally at our fingertips.

  • Six Habits of Highly Grateful People Big Ideas, Gratitude | November 20, 2013

    Are you bad at gratitude, just like Jeremy Adam Smith? He has some lessons for you from people who know how to say "Thanks!"

  • How to Focus a Wandering Mind Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Mindfulness | July 17, 2013

    New research reveals what happens in a wandering mind—and sheds light on the cognitive and emotional benefits of increased focus.

  • The Compassionate Instinct Big Ideas, Altruism, Compassion | March 1, 2004

    Think humans are born selfish? Think again. Dacher Keltner reveals the compassionate side to human nature.

  • John Gottman on Trust and Betrayal Family & Couples | October 29, 2011

    The nation's top marriage expert explains why trust is essential to couples and communities--and how we can build it.

  • A Little Meditation Goes a Long Way Mind & Body, Empathy, Mindfulness | February 9, 2011

    A new study offers the strongest evidence to date that meditation can change the structure of your brain.

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