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    Why Veterans Should Get Outdoors Mind & Body | June 30, 2016

    Stacy Bare, director of Sierra Club Outdoors, details his journey from war, PTSD, and addiction to healing.

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    How Scientists Measure Awe in the Wild Mind & Body | June 30, 2016

    Craig Anderson, a researcher at UC Berkeley, explains his research studying awe and other emotions during white-water rafting.

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    The Benefits of Feeling Awe in Nature Mind & Body | June 30, 2016

    Full-length video for GGSC members: Craig Anderson (UC Berkeley), Stacy Bare (Sierra Club Outdoors), and Jaclyn Lim (Marin County Parks) discuss the healing powers of nature in a session moderated by Emiliana Simon-Thomas (GGSC).

  • Why We Should Teach Empathy to Preschoolers Education, Family & Couples, Empathy | June 29, 2016

    One Berkeley preschool is baking empathy into its curriculum—and for good reason.

  • How Music Bonds Us Together Altruism, Empathy | June 28, 2016

    According to new research, music helps synchronize our bodies and our brains.

  • How You Argue Could Make You Sick Family & Couples, Mind & Body | June 27, 2016

    According to a recent study, different behaviors during romantic conflict are linked to heart problems and back pain.

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    How the Exploratorium Fosters Wonder Education, Mind & Body | June 24, 2016

    Tom Rockwell, director of exhibits and media studio at San Francisco’s Exploratorium, offers a tour of the museum’s exhibits and how they inspire wonder.

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    Teaching Awe to At-Risk Students Education, Mind & Body | June 24, 2016

    Julie Mann of Newcomers High School describes how awe-inspiring activities made her students come alive.

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    How to Nurture Awe through Education Education, Mind & Body | June 24, 2016

    Full-length video for GGSC members: Educators Julie Mann (of Newcomers High School) and Tom Rockwell (The Exploratorium) tell inspiring tales of how they foster awe in students and museumgoers.

  • Can You Incentivize Generosity? Work & Career, Altruism | June 23, 2016

    According to a new book, most economists don't understand why people behave honestly, fairly, and generously.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Four Lessons from “Inside Out” to Discuss With Kids Education, Family & Couples, Compassion, Empathy, Happiness, Mindfulness | July 14, 2015

    The new Pixar film has moved viewers young and old to take a look inside their own minds.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal Gratitude, Happiness | November 17, 2011

    Here's a way to be thankful all year long.

  • 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.

  • 10 Ways to Become More Grateful Education, Family & Couples, Gratitude, Altruism, Compassion, Happiness | November 17, 2010

    Robert Emmons offers everyday tips for living a life of gratitude.

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