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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?

 

The Kindness of Squirrels

By Jamie Gorrell | August 15, 2011

What adoption in the wild tells us about the presence—and the limits—of altruism in the animal kingdom.

 

Getting Back into School Routines

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | August 15, 2011
 

Forgive for You

By Jack Kornfield | August 14, 2011
 

This is Your Brain on Meditation, Alcohol, and Power

By Bernie Wong, Carmen Sobczak | August 12, 2011

Summaries of new research on how meditation shapes the brain, how alcohol makes us (im)moral, and how depression can reduce empathy.

 
Free Press, 2011, 349 pages

A Course Correction for Positive Psychology

By Jill Suttie | August 11, 2011

A review of Martin Seligman’s latest book, Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being.

 

Jack Kornfield on the Ancient Heart of Forgiveness

By Jack Kornfield | August 10, 2011
 

Paul Bloom on Sex, George Clooney, and Other Pleasures

By The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley | August 10, 2011
 

Sex, George Clooney, and the Meaning of Life

By Michael Bergeisen | August 10, 2011

Paul Bloom discusses how the psychology of pleasure can explain what we like and why we do good--part of Greater Good's podcast series.

 

Tuesday Tip: Get Out into Nature

By Christine Carter | August 9, 2011

One thing you can do today to be happier.

 

Podcast: Talking About Summercamp

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | August 8, 2011

Tolerating discomfort when it is in the best interest of our children

 

Talking About Summercamp

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | August 8, 2011
 

Forgiveness Meditation

By Jack Kornfield | August 7, 2011
 

12 Principles of Forgiveness

By Jack Kornfield | August 6, 2011
 

Can Toddlers See the World through Your Eyes?

By Bernie Wong | August 5, 2011

Summaries of new research on the building blocks of empathy and the effects of meditation on the brain.

 

Gratitude Journal: Family Vacations

By Janine Kovac | August 5, 2011

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 
Princeton University Press, 2011, 273 pages

The Good, the Bad, and the Brain

By Gregg Sparkman | August 3, 2011

A review of Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality.

 

Tuesday Tip: Find Some Inspiration

By Christine Carter | August 2, 2011

One thing you can do today to be happier.

 

Podcast: Dealing with Kids’ Misbehavior

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | August 1, 2011

Become Your Own Expert About What to do When Kids' Are Naughty

 

Dealing with Kids’ Misbehavior

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | August 1, 2011
 

Do Whites Face More Racism than Blacks?

By Nadine Lueras-Tramma, Alice Hua | July 29, 2011

Summaries of new research on racism as a zero-sum game and where the brain feels empathy.

 
Happy 80th Birthday, Elroy!

Gratitude Journal: Landmark Birthdays

By Janine Kovac | July 29, 2011

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

All You Need is Love (and Meditation)

By Kelly Erickson | July 27, 2011

Highlights from the last two days of the 2nd World Congress on Positive Psychology.

 

Wouldn’t You Love to Take the Summer Off?

By Christine Carter | July 27, 2011
 

The Wisdom of Babies

By Mary Gordon | July 27, 2011

As Roots of Empathy gears up for its U.S. expansion, founder Mary Gordon reveals how the program has nurtured compassion around the world, one child at a time.

 

Tuesday Tip: Give Out Some Hugs

By Christine Carter | July 26, 2011

One thing you can do today to be happier.

 

Meet Baby Mei

By Mary Gordon | July 26, 2011
 

Does Inequality Make Us Unhappy?

By Carmen Sobczak | July 26, 2011

A new study suggests Americans' happiness declines when there’s a wider gap between rich and poor.

 

Dispatches from the Frontiers of Happiness

By Kelly Erickson | July 25, 2011

Highlights from the first half of the 2nd World Congress on Positive Psychology.

 

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