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By Vicki Zakrzewski | April 28, 2016

A new report finds that the presidential election is having a negative impact on students. What can educators do?

 
  

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Does Your Child Have “Problems”?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 31, 2012
 

On the Blog in May

By Christine Carter | May 28, 2012

Being the best mom you can be, keeping your child safe online, gratitude vs. entitlement, divorce, and more!

 

Does Nature Make You More Mindful?

By Eve Ekman | May 25, 2012

New studies consider the links between nature and mindfulness, and between religion and healthy aging.

 

Podcast: Is Happiness Selfish?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 24, 2012

Will focusing on other people's happiness ultimately make us happier than if we focus on our own needs?

 

Is Happiness Selfish?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 24, 2012
 

Do Bad Grades + Violent Video Games = Violent Kids?

By Anna Jacobi | May 23, 2012

A recent study suggests boys who do poorly in school are more attracted to violent video games—and violent behavior.

 

Generation Wii… or Generation We?

By Dacher Keltner | May 22, 2012

In this commencement address, Dacher Keltner asks today's graduates to look for the best in themselves and in humanity.

 

Three Ways to Find Happiness on Facebook

By Christine Carter | May 21, 2012

How to keep your child safe (and happy) online, Part 2

 
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Honorable Mentions in Our “Human Happiness” Student Video Competition

By Jason Marsh | May 19, 2012

These entries offer quick recipes for happiness: nature, supportive relationships, altruism, and kittens.

 
What Makes Me Happy?

The Runners-Up in Our “Human Happiness” Student Video Competition

By Jason Marsh | May 18, 2012

Watch them all for a major boost of happiness!

 
A scene from Bill's Story, the winner of our happiness video competition.

The Winner of Our “Human Happiness” Student Video Competition: “Bill’s Story”

By Jason Marsh | May 17, 2012

Check out this engaging tale of paper dolls, modern life, and the secret to true happiness.

 

Gratitude v. Entitlement

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 17, 2012
 

Podcast: Gratitude v. Entitlement

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 17, 2012

What do you do to stimulate feelings of gratitude?

 
Crown, 2012, 323 pages.

The Benefits of Introversion

By Jill Suttie | May 15, 2012

Do extroverts rule the world? A new book makes the case for some alone time.

 
University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richie Davidson delivering his ISCS "master lecture" on the neuroscience of compassion.

Three Insights about Compassion, Meditation, and the Brain

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | May 15, 2012

What I learned at the recent International Symposium for Contemplative Studies.

 

Three Lessons from Mitt Romney about Bullying

By Jeremy Adam Smith | May 14, 2012

Mitt Romney stands accused of homophobic bullying in high school. But what positive lessons can we draw from the story?

 

How to Keep Your Child Safe (and Happy) Online, Part 1

By Christine Carter | May 14, 2012

Tips for helping kids navigate the social media minefield

 

Just One Thing: Find Your North Star

By Rick Hanson | May 11, 2012

Where are you headed? Rick Hanson suggests a way to discover what's most important to you.

 
Thanks, Aunt Lulu!

Gratitude Journal: Thank You, Mom!

By Janine Kovac | May 11, 2012

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

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
 

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