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Compassion at Work

A new program tries to help business leaders to identify and alleviate suffering in the workplace.


Plus: How to forge a mentoring relationship.

 
 
  • Just One Thing: Grow a Key Inner Strength Mind & Body | March 4, 2015

    To deal life's challenges, we need resources. Rick Hanson explains how to find the ones that lie inside yourself.

  • They look like they’re fighting—but in fact these two bonobos are playing.
    What Can Bonobos Tell Us about Ourselves? Big Ideas | March 3, 2015

    Famed primatologist Frans de Waal takes on the unproven assumption that apes and humans are natural-born killers.

  • In Memoriam: Marshall Rosenberg Mind & Body, Empathy, Mindfulness | February 26, 2015

    The creator of Nonviolent Communication, who touched the lives of countless people, died earlier this month.

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    What Makes a Great Workplace? Work & Career | February 25, 2015

    A new book applies science to figuring out how to build a place where people actually look forward to work.

  • How a Challenging Past Can Lead to a Happier Present Mind & Body, Gratitude, Happiness | February 23, 2015

    Recent research backs up Friedrich Nietzsche.

  • How to Build Trust in Schools Education, Work & Career | February 19, 2015

    Education reform efforts often undermine trust in schools, but research points to another way.

  • A Becoming a Man group therapy session
    How to Forge a Mentoring Relationship Education, Family & Couples, Work & Career | February 17, 2015

    Intergenerational mentoring carries many benefits, but it's becoming more and more rare. Here are some tips for renewing an age-old practice.

  • How to Increase Compassion at Work Work & Career, Compassion | February 16, 2015

    A new program tries to help business leaders to identify and alleviate suffering in the workplace.

  • Can Awe Boost Health? Mind & Body, Happiness | February 12, 2015

    A new study suggests we can add nature, art, and religion to life’s best anti-inflammatories.

  • Three Risky Ways to Fall Deeply in Love Family & Couples, Happiness | February 11, 2015

    Love comes from action, not waiting to be adored.

  • 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.

  • When Are You Sacrificing Too Much in Your Relationship? Family & Couples, Gratitude | August 15, 2012

    Close relationships require sacrifice. Here are seven questions to ask yourself before you give up too much.

  • How to Stop Attachment Insecurity from Ruining Your Love Life Family & Couples | February 13, 2014

    Do you have commitment, trust, and attachment issues? Science helped Meghan Laslocky—and it just might help you, too.

  • How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Spoiled Family & Couples, Gratitude, Altruism | February 4, 2015

    How can parents help kids have a healthy relationship to money? It starts with overcoming shyness and discomfort about financial issues.

  • This Is Your Brain on Heartbreak Family & Couples, Mind & Body | February 15, 2013

    Why does getting dumped hurt physically? Meghan Laslocky explains where that feeling comes from, and what it's good for.

  • Valorie Salimpoor, McGill University
    Why We Love Music Mind & Body, Big Ideas | January 12, 2015

    Researchers are discovering how music affects the brain, helping us to make sense of its real emotional and social power.

  • How to Deal with Mean People Family & Couples, Compassion | April 15, 2013

    Hint: Don’t just turn the other cheek.

  • 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.

  • Surviving Betrayal Family & Couples | September 1, 2008

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

  • The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2014 Big Ideas, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Altruism, Compassion, Empathy, Happiness, Mindfulness | December 26, 2014

    The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.

  • 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.

  • Surviving Betrayal Family & Couples | September 1, 2008

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

  • 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?

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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