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The Power of Forgiveness at Work

By Brooke Deterline | August 26, 2016

Ever carry a grudge or harbor revenge fantasies about a colleague or boss? It’s likely costing you and your workplace.

 
  

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Greater Happiness in 5 Minutes a Day

By Christine Carter | September 10, 2012

How to teach kids loving-kindness meditation

 

Three Insights from the Cutting Edge of Compassion Research

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | September 7, 2012

A recent gathering of compassion researchers reveals new discoveries about how and why humans help each other.

 

The Art of Saying No

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | September 6, 2012
 

Podcast: The Art of Saying No

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | September 6, 2012

For parents who do too much.

 
From top: Examples of the fake smile, genuine smile, and neutral expression participants had to imitate in the study (with help from chopsticks).

Smile! It’s Good for Your Heart

By Stacey Kennelly | September 5, 2012

A new study suggests smiles—the more genuine, the better—help you bounce back from stress.

 

Turning the Morning Blitz into School-Day Bliss

By Christine Carter | September 3, 2012

Five steps for peace before school

 
Paul Piff, a post-doctoral scholar in psychology at UC Berkeley.

When the Going Gets Tough, the Affluent Get Lonely

By Yasmin Anwar | August 31, 2012

A new study says affluent people are less likely to reach out to others in times of chaos.

 

Best Back-to-School Tips

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | August 30, 2012
 

Podcast: Best Back-to-School Tips

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | August 30, 2012

Are you a morning yeller?

 

Three Ways Administrators Can Foster Teachers’ Growth

By Vicki Zakrzewski | August 27, 2012

Can administrators help teachers feel safe enough to make mistakes and ask questions? Research says the answer is yes.

 
Harper One, 2012, 359 pages

The Mindful Birth

By Jill Suttie | August 27, 2012

A new book argues that mindfulness can help women (and their partners) navigate pregnancy and childbirth.

 

3 Essential School Supplies—That Aren’t on Your List

By Christine Carter | August 27, 2012

More important than pencils and paper.

 

The Healthy Way to Forgive Yourself

By Juliana Breines | August 23, 2012

Self-forgiveness is critical to well-being—but it has a dark side. Here are four steps to healthy self-forgiveness, based on recent research.

 

Podcast: How to Encourage Kids

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | August 23, 2012

Empty praise? Or real motivation?

 

How to Encourage Kids

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | August 23, 2012
 

Just One Thing: Hush the Inner Critic

By Rick Hanson | August 22, 2012

Messing up is easy, says Rick Hanson. But forgiving yourself takes practice.

 
The four types of photos used by researchers who found that images with dolls facing each other in the background--like in image (a)--primed kids to help others.

Four Ways to Encourage Kindness in Students

By Vicki Zakrzewski | August 20, 2012

Back-to-school tips: Research-based steps teachers can take to prime their students for kindness.

 

How to Get the Most Out of Family Dinners

By Christine Carter | August 20, 2012

Part 7 in a series: Christine Carter and bestselling author Kelly Corrigan talk about how to get the most out of family dinners.

 

Can Awe Buy You More Time and Happiness?

By Stacey Kennelly | August 17, 2012

A study shows feeling awe can make people feel like they have more time, and might make them more likely to help others.

 
Vicki Zakrzewski, the GGSC's new (and first-ever) Education Director.

We’re Launching Our New Education Program…

By Vicki Zakrzewski | August 16, 2012

... and introducing our new Education Director, Vicki Zakrzewski.

 

Inspiration for Parents from Famous Coaches

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | August 16, 2012
 

Podcast: Inspiration for Parents from Famous Coaches

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | August 16, 2012

Parenting is a lot like coaching.

 

When Are You Sacrificing Too Much in Your Relationship?

By Amie M. Gordon | August 15, 2012

Close relationships require sacrifice. Here are seven questions to ask yourself before you give up too much.

 

How to Raise an Olympic Athlete

By Christine Carter | August 13, 2012

Athletic success can be influenced by parenting

 

12 Steps to Happiness

By Stacey Kennelly | August 9, 2012

A slideshow illustrating a dozen research-tested happiness activities you can start practicing today.

 

Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | August 9, 2012
 

Podcast: Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | August 9, 2012

What to do instead of making empty threats

 

How to Be Happy: The Fine Print

By Stacey Kennelly | August 8, 2012

Positive psychology has identified ways people can increase their happiness. But what happiness habits are right for you?

 

Family Meals are Hugely Important

By Christine Carter | August 6, 2012

Part 6 in a series: Christine Carter and bestselling author Kelly Corrigan talk about the importance of family meals.

 

How to Pass the Marshmallow Test

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | August 3, 2012

Research explains why it's wrong to discriminate against overweight people—and also why it's important to help build mindfulness and self-control.

 

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