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Just One Thing: Be Amazed

By Rick Hanson | October 30, 2014

Rick Hanson reminds us to see existence with delight, awe, gratitude, and wow!

 
  

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Less Busyness, More Flow

By Christine Carter | September 14, 2011
 
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By Christine Carter | September 14, 2011
 
Free Press, 2011, 352 pages

Debunking the Myth of Human Selfishness

By Pelin Kesebir | September 13, 2011

Two new books explore the far-reaching science of cooperation.

 

How to Prep Your Kids for College

By Christine Carter | September 12, 2011

A Preschool through High School Guide

 

Is Love Best Expressed Through a Touch or a Smile?

By Nadine Lueras-Tramma, Raymond Firmalino | September 9, 2011

Summaries of new research on how we express our emotions and how to cope with rejection.

 
Hugs at Ms. Dawn's

Gratitude Journal: Back to School!

By Janine Kovac | September 9, 2011

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 
WW Norton, 2011, 480 pages

From Our Bookshelf: Trusting Relationships, Caring for the Caregivers

By Jill Suttie | September 8, 2011

A round-up of recent books: The Science of Trust, The Comfort Garden, and Applied Positive Psychology.

 
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Video: Why Parental Happiness Comes First

By Christine Carter | September 7, 2011
 

Kindness Makes You Happy… and Happiness Makes You Kind

By Alex Dixon | September 6, 2011

New research suggests that once you start doing nice things for other people, you might not want to stop.

 

Why Parental Happiness Comes First

By Christine Carter | September 5, 2011
 

Rick Hanson on Taking in the Good

By Rick Hanson | September 1, 2011
 

Are My Kids Already Over-Scheduled?

By Christine Carter | August 31, 2011

Dealing with back-to-school scheduling stress.

 

A Simple Bully Buster: Cooperative Learning

By Bernie Wong | August 31, 2011

A recent study suggests how teachers can promote kindness in the classroom, not competition.

 

Tuesday Tip: Let Yourself Feel What You Feel

By Christine Carter | August 30, 2011

One thing you can do today to be happier.

 

Does Empathy Reduce Prejudice—or Promote It?

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | August 29, 2011

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton explains how to make sense of conflicting scientific evidence.

 

Podcast: Nervous? How We Can Help Kids Transition Back to School

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | August 29, 2011

Tips for helping kids who feel anxious about school

 

Nervous? How We Can Help Kids Transition Back to School

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | August 29, 2011
 
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Gratitude Journal: Nature and Solitude

By Janine Kovac | August 26, 2011

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

Forgiveness Quiz

By Travis Smith | August 25, 2011
 

Getting Engaged, Receiving Forgiveness

By Raymond Firmalino, Bernie Wong | August 24, 2011

Summaries of new research on how managers can engage their workers and how offenders can receive forgiveness.

 

The Ancient Heart of Forgiveness

By Jack Kornfield | August 23, 2011

Jack Kornfield shares extraordinary stories of forgiveness--and explains how the next story could be yours.

 

Tuesday Tip: Get Enough Sleep

By Christine Carter | August 23, 2011

One thing you can do today to be happier.

 

The Ancient Heart of Forgiveness

By Jack Kornfield | August 23, 2011
 

Podcast: School Success Prep: Growth Mindset Praise

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | August 22, 2011

A review of the most powerful way to encourage learning

 

School Success Prep: Growth Mindset Praise

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | August 22, 2011
 

What Forgiveness Means

By Jack Kornfield | August 21, 2011
 

Gratitude Journal: Out in Nature

By Janine Kovac | August 19, 2011

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

Just One Thing: Feed the Mouse

By Rick Hanson | August 17, 2011

Rick Hanson explains how to help your brain feel rewarded, satisfied, and fulfilled.

 

Tuesday Tip: Imagine Your “Best Possible Future Self”

By Christine Carter | August 16, 2011

One thing you can do today to be happier.

 

Podcast: Getting Back into School Routines

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | August 15, 2011

It's still summer...is it time to think about school routines?

 

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    If adults want to raise caring kids, research suggests they might need to start by examining the mixed messages they’re sending to kids.

  

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