• Rhonda Magee speaks at the GGSC’s  “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference on March 8, 2013.
    Mindful Lawyering Work & Career, Mind & Body, Mindfulness | July 28, 2014

    Law professor Rhonda Magee explains how mindfulness can benefit lawyers, their clients—and, perhaps, society at large.

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    Why Teens Seek Novelty and Danger Education, Family & Couples, Mind & Body | July 25, 2014

    Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains how adolescence remodels the brain, increasing a willingness to take risks and seek out new things.

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    Why Teens Turn from Parents to Peers Family & Couples, Mind & Body | July 23, 2014

    Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains why adolescents turn to their peers and away from their parents for security, attachment, and approval.

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    The Purpose of the Teenage Brain July 22, 2014

    Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains how the adolescent brain prepares teens for adulthood.

  • How to Cultivate Well-Being in Teachers and Students Education, Mind & Body, Mindfulness | July 21, 2014

    A new book argues that there is something simple we can do to close achievement gaps: teach mindfulness in schools.

  • Can Self-Compassion Overcome Procrastination? Education, Work & Career, Mind & Body, Compassion | July 16, 2014

    Putting something off can trigger a downward negative spiral. But a recent study suggests that being kind to yourself can help you achieve your goals.

  • Can Mindfulness Help Stop Substance Abuse? Mind & Body, Mindfulness | July 14, 2014

    About half of substance abusers who enter treatment use again within a year. Can it help to cultivate moment-to-moment awareness?

  • Green Cities, Happy Cities Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Happiness | July 9, 2014

    A new study suggests that just moving to a greener urban area improves our mental health for at least three years following the move.

  • Matthew Boger (left) and Tim Zaal.
    Facing Fear, Facing Forgiveness Education, Big Ideas, Forgiveness | July 9, 2014

    Three decades ago, Tim Zaal nearly killed Matthew Boger for being gay. We talk with them and the director of Facing Fear, which tells their story of forgiveness and reconciliation.

  • Can’t Get Therapy? Try Gratitude and Kindness Mind & Body, Gratitude, Compassion, Happiness | July 7, 2014

    A new study finds that troubled people can reap enormous benefits from keeping a journal that focuses their attention on the good things in life.

  • 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.

  • Four Ways Sadness May Be Good for You Mind & Body, Big Ideas | June 4, 2014

    Scientists are finding out how sadness works in the brain—and they're discovering that it can confer important advantages.

  • Surviving Betrayal Family & Couples | September 1, 2008

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

  • 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.

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

    Hint: Don’t just turn the other cheek.

  • The GGSC’s Emiliana Simon-Thomas discusses her work with improving the emotional intelligence of Facebook interactions at the second compassion research day.
    Ten New Scientific Findings About Facebook Big Ideas, Happiness | May 30, 2014

    Social science is just beginning to understand how Facebook has changed our social lives since it was born ten years ago.

  • Three Ways Mindfulness Reduces Depression Mind & Body, Happiness, Mindfulness | June 2, 2014

    Research says that Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy is an effective treatment for depression. A new study finds out why.

  • Can Mindful Managers Make Happier Employees? Work & Career, Mind & Body, Mindfulness | June 30, 2014

    Want more productive and satisfied employees? A new study suggests that companies should consider mindfulness training for managers.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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