Happy Mind, Healthy Body

Need some extra motivation to get happier? Check out these six ways that subjective well-being has been linked to good health.


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    What Are Your Strengths? July 30, 2015

    Everyone has strengths. A new book explains how to find yours.

  • Carlos Arredondo helps a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013. After Tsarnaev was sentenced to death, Arredondo <a href=“https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=235xD5dfNoY”>expressed profound ambivalence</a> about the verdict.
    Is Vengeance Better for Victims than Forgiveness? Big Ideas, Forgiveness | July 29, 2015

    In two high-profile cases of mass murder, some have argued that survivors and victims' families need the death penalty for a sense of closure. But is that really true?

  • Six Ways Happiness Is Good for Your Health Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Happiness | July 28, 2015

    Need some extra motivation to get happier? Check out the ways that well-being has been linked to good health.

  • Are We Born Vengeful? Family & Couples, Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Compassion | July 27, 2015

    A new study explores whether children are quicker to comfort a victim or punish the thief—and what this might reveal about human nature.

  • Three Tricks to Help Find Your Sweet Spot Work & Career, Mind & Body | July 23, 2015

    Want more of that coveted state of ease, brilliance, and hyper-productivity? Here’s how to get it.

  • The Sleepless See Threats Everywhere Mind & Body | July 22, 2015

    A new study finds that the sleep-deprived brain can mistake friends for foes.

  • Free Your Mind and Your School Might Follow Education | July 20, 2015

    A moving account of the lessons one teacher took back from our Summer Institute for Educators.

  • What Drives Selfless Acts? Big Ideas, Altruism | July 20, 2015

    Altruism has stumped researchers for years, but a new study finds that it may be as simple as choosing to be generous.

  • Caitlyn Jenner (left, on the cover of <em>Vanity Fair</em>) won the Arthur Ashe Courage Award from ESPN. This triggered a social media uproar, with many arguing that it should have gone to U.S. Army veteran Noah Galloway (right), an athlete who lost an arm and a leg in Iraq.
    When Courage Goes Bad Mind & Body, Big Ideas | July 16, 2015

    Who gets to be brave? Researcher Cynthia Pury argues that courage is very much in the eye of the beholder.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Four Great Gratitude Strategies Mind & Body, Gratitude | June 30, 2015

    Here are the key research-based principles for turning gratitude into a lasting habit, drawing from the GGSC’s new website, Greater Good in Action.

  • 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 Avoid the Empathy Trap Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Empathy | July 7, 2015

    Do you prioritize other people's feelings over your own? You might be falling into the "empathy trap."

  • 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 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.

  • A Better Way to Pursue Happiness Big Ideas, Happiness | July 13, 2015

    Trying to be happy can be a recipe for unhappiness. But researcher Lahnna Catalino explains how to go about it effectively.

  • 20 Questions to Ask Your Father Family & Couples | June 10, 2013

    Print this list for Father’s Day—or for your next family dinner or gathering.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

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