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    Why Modern Workers Need Mindfulness Work & Career, Mindfulness | February 8, 2016

    Dr. Richard Fernandez, co-founder of Wisdom Labs, explains how mindfulness can increase attention and engagement at work—precious resources in our fast-paced, ever-expanding world.

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    How Ford Fosters Mindfulness at Work Work & Career, Mindfulness | February 8, 2016

    Mark Higbie, senior advisor to Ford Motor Company, explains how the auto company began introducing mindfulness in the workplace.

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    Why Bring Mindfulness to Work? Work & Career, Mindfulness | February 8, 2016

    Full-length video for GGSC members: Richard Fernandez (Wisdom Labs), Mark Higbie (Ford), and Emiliana Simon-Thomas (GGSC) discuss the motivations, needs, and incentives companies have for fostering mindfulness at work.

  • How Positive Thinking Can Backfire Big Ideas, Happiness | February 5, 2016

    According to a new study, positive daydreaming may lead to depression down the road.

  • <a href=“http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1451699239?ie=UTF8&tag=gregooscicen-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1451699239”>Simon & Schuster, 2015, 287 pages</a>
    It’s Our Job to Rescue Kids from Burnout Education | February 4, 2016

    A new book argues that overscheduling and overtesting our kids isn't helping them learn better—and is hurting their health and happiness.

  • Why Working Longer Won’t Make You More Productive Family & Couples, Work & Career | February 3, 2016

    Christine Carter calls for a new conception of the “ideal worker"—one that doesn't involve working long hours.

  • Friends Help Our Health As We Age Mind & Body | February 2, 2016

    A new study suggests that the quality of adult relationships matters more to our health than their quantity.

  • What if Schools Taught Kindness? Education, Altruism, Mindfulness | February 1, 2016

    Laura Pinger and Lisa Flook share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.

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    The Four Constituents of Well-Being Work & Career, Happiness, Mindfulness | January 29, 2016

    Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, explains what he sees as the four science-based keys to well-being.

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    Well-Being Is a Skill Work & Career, Happiness, Mindfulness | January 29, 2016

    Full-length video for GGSC members: Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains the four constituents of well-being and how they can be practiced. After his talk, Davidson sits down with the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner for a Q&A.

  • Ten Habits of Highly Creative People Education, Work & Career, Mind & Body, Big Ideas | January 20, 2016

    Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire explore how to develop creativity as a habit and a style of engaging with the world.

  • What Happens to Kids When Parents Fight Family & Couples, Empathy | January 26, 2016

    Conflict between parents is inevitable—but it doesn’t have to hurt kids. Here’s how to turn a disagreement into a positive lesson.

  • The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2015 Education, Family & Couples, Work & Career, Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Altruism, Compassion, Empathy, Happiness, Mindfulness | December 29, 2015

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

  • Read <a href=“http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_is_technology_shaping_romance”>our review</a> of <em>Modern Romance</em>.
    Our Favorite Books of 2015 Big Ideas, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Altruism, Compassion, Empathy, Happiness, Mindfulness | December 15, 2015

    Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.

  • Seven Ways to Help High Schoolers Find Purpose Education, Mindfulness | January 11, 2016

    Many students go through high school bored and unengaged. Patrick Cook-Deegan explains what a purpose-driven curriculum would look like.

  • How Humility Will Make You the Greatest Person Ever Education, Big Ideas | January 12, 2016

    It's so hard to be humble. Here are three tips for taming your ego.

  • 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.

  • What if Schools Taught Kindness? Education, Altruism, Mindfulness | February 1, 2016

    Laura Pinger and Lisa Flook share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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!"

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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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