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Forgive and Forget?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 10, 2012
 

Podcast: Forgive and Forget?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 10, 2012

When we forget what happened, do we set ourselves up?

 
Help for the poor at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Nepal.

How Does Religion Shape Compassion?

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | May 9, 2012

A GGSC-sponsored study found that compassion is less important for moving religious people to perform acts of kindness. But that doesn't mean they are less compassionate!

 

Can Supportive Moms Enhance Your Brain?

By Wendy Durst | May 9, 2012

A recent study offers striking evidence of how nurturing parenting early in a child’s life promotes their healthy development.

 
New Harbinger, 2012, 172 pages.

How to Heal the Angry Brain

By Jill Suttie | May 8, 2012

A new book reveals how understanding the way your brain works can help you control anger and aggression.

 

Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Who’s the Best Mom of Them All?

By Christine Carter | May 7, 2012

Just in time for Mother's Day, Christine Carter offers her top ten tips for being the best mom you can be.

 

Nine Steps to Achieving Flow in Your Work

By Leo Babauta | May 4, 2012

A state of "flow" is key to job happiness. But what is flow? Why is it important? And how can we achieve it on a regular basis at work?

 

Gratitude Journal: Those Who Love Us Just the Way We Are

By Janine Kovac | May 4, 2012

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

Four Ways Happiness Can Hurt You

By June Gruber | May 3, 2012

Can feeling good ever be bad? New research says yes—and points the way to a healthier, more balanced life.

 

Podcast: Is Divorce Always Bad for Kids?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 3, 2012

What does the research show?

 

Is Divorce Always Bad for Kids?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 3, 2012
 

Religious People Less Motivated by Compassion than Atheists

By Yasmin Anwar | May 2, 2012

In three experiments co-sponsored by the GGSC, scientists found that compassion drove less religious people to be more generous.

 
Caine Monroy, creator of the most famous cardboard arcade on the planet.

Lessons in Creativity from Caine’s Arcade

By Jason Marsh | May 1, 2012

The latest viral video sensation is more than a portrait of a cute and creative kid. It's a guide to how we can nurture kids' imagination.

 
Pantheon, 2012, 419 pages

Righteous Minds

By Jill Suttie | April 30, 2012

Jonathan Haidt's new book tries to help liberals and conservatives understand each other. But does he succeed?

 

On the Blog in April

By Christine Carter | April 30, 2012

Raising Compassionate kids, building happiness habits, boosting willpower, family meetings, and more!

 

How Altruistic is the Greater Good Community?

By Gregg Sparkman | April 27, 2012

The results are in from the Greater Good altruism quiz—and it turns out that gender, age, and income have significant connections to generosity.

 

Does White Pride Lead to Prejudice?

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | April 26, 2012

Does identifying as "White" predict negative attitudes towards diversity? That depends on how conscious you are of power, says new research.

 

Podcast: Parenting in a Media Age

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | April 26, 2012

How (and why) we set limits on something as awesome as the iPad, TV, and Xbox.

 

Parenting in a Media Age

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | April 26, 2012
 
Kids learning mindfulness from the Holistic Life Foundation in Baltimore, Maryland.

Toward a More Mindful Nation

By Tim Ryan | April 25, 2012

Economic insecurity. A broken health care system. Youth violence. Congressman Tim Ryan explains how mindfulness can help.

 

You’re Never Too Old to Build Emotional Intelligence

By Andrew Yee | April 24, 2012

A recent study suggests we can learn to regulate and manage our emotions even after we’re reached adulthood.

 

5 Tips for Boosting Your Willpower

By Christine Carter | April 23, 2012

Good habits are foundational for happiness--but to create them, you need willpower.

 

Gratitude Journal: Grateful for our “Village”

By Janine Kovac | April 20, 2012

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

Podcast: Are You Addicted to Your Email?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | April 19, 2012

When we need to set limits for ourselves

 

Are You Addicted to Your Email?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | April 19, 2012
 
Katniss and Peeta of The Hunger Games.

Five Lessons in Human Goodness from “The Hunger Games”

By Jeremy Adam Smith | April 18, 2012

The plot of the new film sounds cynical. But it reveals a surprising amount about the science of human goodness.

 
Alex is one of five central subjects in Bully. He's a sweet but brutally tormented 12 year old in Sioux City, Iowa.

Bully: The Movie Every Teacher and Student Needs to See

By Jeremy Adam Smith | April 18, 2012

The new documentary Bully tells the stories of five bullied kids—and says what we can do to help them.

 

Eight Tips for Fostering Flow in the Classroom

By Jill Suttie | April 17, 2012

Every teacher wants students to feel engaged and happy in the classroom. Here are research-based tips for making it happen.

 

Can Schools Help Students Find Flow?

By Jill Suttie | April 16, 2012

Jill Suttie explores how can we help kids become engaged learners in an era of high-stakes testing and student burnout.

 
Hay House, Inc. 2012, 203 pages

The Mindful Congressman

By Jill Suttie | April 16, 2012

A new book by Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) tries to make mindfulness as American as apple pie.

 

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