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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.

 
  

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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
 

Kids Need More Than Just Brains to Succeed

By Jill Suttie | July 12, 2016

A conversation with Paul Tough about his new book, Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why.

 

A Simple Way to Foster Kindness in Kids

By Jenn Director Knudsen | July 11, 2016

According to a new study, we can encourage kids to be generous by reminding them of their past kindnesses.

 

An Awe-Inspiring Performance by Wu Man

By Wu Man | July 8, 2016
 

How Art Evokes Awe

By Matias Tarnopolsky | July 8, 2016
 

How to Open Your Mind to Magical Things

By David Delgado | July 7, 2016
 

The Three Great Forces Behind Art

By Vanessa Inn | July 7, 2016
 
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Can Science Help You to Become Wise?

By Jenara Nerenberg | July 6, 2016

Krista Tippett explores the scientific inquiry into what makes us wise.

 

How Mindfulness Can Help Couples Cool Down

By Linda Graham | July 5, 2016

Linda Graham explains how therapists—and couples themselves—can prevent conflicts from spiraling out of control.

 

How Getting Outdoors Can Heal

By Stacy Bare | June 30, 2016
 

How Scientists Measure Awe in the Wild

By Craig L. Anderson | June 30, 2016
 

The Benefits of Feeling Awe in Nature

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | June 30, 2016
 

Why We Should Teach Empathy to Preschoolers

By Shuka Kalantari | June 29, 2016

One Berkeley preschool is baking empathy into its curriculum—and for good reason.

 

How Music Bonds Us Together

By Jill Suttie | June 28, 2016

According to new research, music helps synchronize our bodies and our brains.

 

How You Argue Could Make You Sick

By Yasmin Anwar | June 27, 2016

According to a recent study, different behaviors during romantic conflict are linked to heart problems and back pain.

 

How the Exploratorium Fosters Wonder

By Tom Rockwell | June 24, 2016
 

How to Nurture Awe through Education

By Julie Mann | June 24, 2016
 

Can You Incentivize Generosity?

By Jill Suttie | June 23, 2016

According to a new book, most economists don't understand why people behave honestly, fairly, and generously.

 

Do We Need More Empathic Judges?

By Jill Suttie | June 22, 2016

A light rape sentence sparks outrage—and raises questions about the place of empathy and bias in judicial decision-making.

 

How to Grow from Your Regrets

By Kira M. Newman | June 20, 2016

According to a new study, self-compassion may help us benefit from regret rather than wallowing in it.

 

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