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Can a Change in Mindset Help Teens De-stress?

By Sarah Wheeler | August 23, 2016

According to a recent study, training teens in the growth mindset can reduce their stress and improve their grades.

 
  

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Five Ways to Help Misbehaving Kids

By Stuart Shanker | August 22, 2016

Bad behavior is often a sign that children are stressed—and punishment isn’t the best solution.

 

How Grudges Hurt Your Health

By Joanna McParland | August 19, 2016

According to a new study, people are more sensitive to pain when they feel a sense of injustice.

 

How Awe Transforms the Body and Mind

By Michelle Lani Shiota | August 18, 2016
 

Four Reasons to Practice Mindfulness During Pregnancy

By Kira M. Newman | August 17, 2016

New research is starting to suggest that mindfulness practice can protect the health and well-being of mothers and their babies.

 

How Self-Compassion Can Help You Through a Breakup

By Wendy Paris | August 16, 2016

Being kind to yourself can make the difference between a good divorce and a bad one.

 
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How Self-Compassion Can Help Teens De-stress

By Jessica Morey | August 15, 2016

Teen stress is on the rise. According to a new study, learning mindfulness and self-compassion can help teens cope.

 

An Entertaining Tour of Our Awesome Universe

By Alex Filippenko | August 11, 2016
 

How Culture Shapes the Experience of Awe

By Jennifer Stellar | August 11, 2016
 

Awe is Everywhere

By Dacher Keltner | August 11, 2016
 

Do You Have a Negative Attitude about Aging?

By Kate Wheeling | August 10, 2016

According to a new study, our feelings about aging can influence our emotional reactions to everyday stress.

 

Why It Doesn’t Pay to be a People-Pleaser

By Christine Carter | August 9, 2016

Christine Carter always tried to meet other people’s expectations—until she realized how out of sync with her own wants and needs she’d become.

 
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Can Your Immune System Affect Your Ability to Make Friends?

By Jill Suttie | August 8, 2016

New research reveals surprising ties between our immune systems and our social behavior.

 

The Loneliness of the Modern Nomad

By Kira M. Newman | August 5, 2016

A new book explores what it means to settle down and love where you live.

 

Is Artistic Inspiration Contagious?

By Scott Barry Kaufman | August 4, 2016

A new study tries to measure the impact of reading on creativity and the motivation to write.

 

Why Awe Is Such an Important Emotion

By Dacher Keltner | August 3, 2016
 

How to Overcome Destructive Anger

By Bernard Golden | August 2, 2016

Anger can make us feel out of control. Bernard Golden shares three tips for taming our temper.

 

Mindfulness Reduces Stress and Anger in Police

By Jenn Director Knudsen | August 1, 2016

According to a new study, a mindfulness training program could help law enforcement officers cope with a harrowing job.

 

Convincing Skeptics to Try Meditation

By Jill Suttie | July 28, 2016

Two new books aim to bring mindfulness to two resistant groups: children and lawyers.

 

How to Stop the Racist in You

By Jeremy Adam Smith, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | July 27, 2016

The new science of bias suggests that we all carry prejudices within ourselves—and we all have the tools to keep them in check.

 

Why Can’t We Remember Our Early Childhood?

By Jeanne Shinskey | July 26, 2016

Research into "childhood amnesia" sheds light on how memories are formed and maintained.

 

How Does It Feel to Not Give to Charity?

By Adam Hoffman | July 25, 2016

A new study looks at the emotional consequences of choosing to donate money to charity—or not.

 

Can Awe Combat Narcissism?

By Paul Piff | July 21, 2016
 

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Awe-Inspiring Power of Faith

By Jakada Imani | July 21, 2016
 

How Awe Makes You a Better Person

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | July 21, 2016
 

How to Save Your Marriage from Parenthood

By Amie M. Gordon | July 20, 2016

Amie Gordon offers five tips to maintain (or reignite) the spark in your relationship.

 

Why You’re Not Meeting Your Exercise Goals

By Kira M. Newman | July 19, 2016

According to a new study, mindfulness may be the key to motivation.

 

Why Your Office Needs More Nature

By Jill Suttie | July 18, 2016

According to a recent study, sunlight and natural elements in the workplace may improve workers' moods and job satisfaction.

 

How Poetry Captivates Us

By Robert Hass | July 15, 2016
 

What Motivates You to Be Generous?

By Sharon Begley | July 14, 2016

Recent research helps illuminate what's going on in our heads when we choose to give or to hold back.

 

Why Jason Silva is Addicted to Awe

By Jason Silva | July 13, 2016
 

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