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Can Empathy Help Stop Climate Change?

By Lisa Bennett | April 17, 2014

What would make you more likely to reduce your carbon footprint: Knowing that climate change is a threat to people—or to birds? New research has some surprising implications.

 
  

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How to Make Grateful Kids

By Jill Suttie | April 15, 2014

A new book argues that parents can foster gratitude in kids—but it takes effort and time.

 
This essay was adapted from Arianna Huffington's new book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder.

Can Gratitude Help You Thrive?

By Arianna Huffington | April 15, 2014

In an excerpt from her new book, Arianna Huffington explores how gratitude helped her to find meaning in pain and loss.

 
Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

Can Mindfulness Make Romantic Conflict Less Stressful?

By Emily Nauman | April 14, 2014

Two new studies explore how attachment style, romantic conflict, stress, gender, and mindfulness interact with each other.

 
According to a recent report from the NFL, Miami Dolphins player Richie Incognito (left, number 68) bullied Jonathan Martin (right, 71).

Why Do We Blame Victims?

By Juliana Breines | April 8, 2014

Why do so many people take the side of bullies over their victims? The answers might surprise you.

 
Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

Can Mindfulness Helps Caregivers Care for Themselves?

By Emily Nauman | April 7, 2014

A new study explores if moment-to-moment, nonjudgemental awareness can help people caring for profoundly disabled children.

 

Just One Thing: Recognize Suffering in Others

By Rick Hanson | April 2, 2014

Rick Hanson says we have a lot to gain by cultivating the ability to see other people's pain.

 

What Makes a Compassionate Man?

By Kozo Hattori | April 1, 2014

What does it take to foster compassion in men? To find out, Kozo Hattori interviewed scientific and spiritual experts.

 
Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

Can Mindfulness Enhance Job Performance?

By Emily Nauman | March 31, 2014

It's Mindful Monday! A new study finds that mindfulness helps workers succeed in fast-paced, ever-changing environments like restaurants.

 
The Experiment,  2014, 243 pages

Does Nature Select for Nice?

By Joseph Ferrell | March 26, 2014

A new book argues that selflessness, not selfishness, creates more genetic success.

 
An albino rat prepares to help a trapped black-hooded companion.

Are Rats Born Racist?

By Bianca Lorenz | March 26, 2014

The answer is no, according to a new study. Social contact matters more than genetics in determining who gets help and who doesn't.

 
Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

How Does Mindfulness Improve Self-Control?

By Emily Nauman | March 24, 2014

In a new installment of our Mindful Monday series, we talk with researcher Rimma Teper about how mindfulness helps improve executive function.

 

What’s Wrong with Grit?

By Vicki Zakrzewski | March 20, 2014

Schools are exploring how to foster—and even grade—perseverance and passion. But before we take grit too far, we need to remember how little we know about it.

 

How Your Teen Can Thrive Online

By Diana Divecha | March 18, 2014

Two new books look at how the Internet is affecting teens—and what adults can do to help foster a healthy online life for kids.

 
Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

Can Mindfulness Help Stop Health Worker Burnout?

By Emily Nauman | March 17, 2014

Two new studies investigate how mindfulness can reduce depression and exhaustion among doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals—and get mixed results.

 

How Social Connections Keep Seniors Healthy

By Jill Suttie | March 14, 2014

As we age, we tend to shed family and friends—which can hurt our mental and physical health. How can we design communities for seniors that facilitate social connections?

 

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