• Empathy Quiz Big Ideas, Empathy | July 31, 2014 How much empathy do you have?
  • Why Won’t Your Teen Talk To You? Family & Couples | July 30, 2014

    A new book explains the many reasons why teens seem to shut down, even when they especially need parental support.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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