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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 boy stands outside his home following the devastating 2009  earthquake in Padang, Indonesia.
    Can Giving Thanks Help Us Heal from Trauma? Mind & Body, Gratitude | November 26, 2014

    Two recent studies looked at the role of gratitude in helping survivors of violence in the Middle East and natural disaster in Asia.

  • Three Steps to a Low-Stress, High-Joy Holiday Season Happiness | November 25, 2014

    Christine Carter suggests how we can make this "the most wonderful time of the year," for real.

  • The Sharing Effect Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Empathy | November 24, 2014

    A new study explores why sharing emotional experiences—even negative ones—makes us feel better

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    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.

  • 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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