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This essay is derived from Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, which contains full references to all the studies mentioned.

Can Connection Cure Addiction?

By Johann Hari | January 27, 2015

The best way to win the drug war might not be police or prisons, argues Johann Hari. Instead, we should strive to reduce feelings of isolation.

 
  

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Living Life Fully, Part 2

By Christine Carter | October 17, 2011

Life 3.0: Personal transformation vs. perfectionism.

 

Gratitude Journal: Jumping for Joy!

By Janine Kovac | October 14, 2011

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

Podcast:Don’t Freak Out!

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | October 13, 2011

Learning to manage your stress

 

Don’t Freak Out!

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | October 13, 2011
 

How to Handle a Meltdown

By Christine Carter | October 12, 2011
 
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Video: How to Handle a Meltdown

By Christine Carter | October 12, 2011

Raising kids' emotional intelligence

 
Lee Lipsenthal's forthcoming book, Enjoy Every Sandwich: Living Each Day as If It Were Your Last.

The Grateful Dead

By Jason Marsh | October 11, 2011

Here's what happens when researchers make people visualize their own deaths.

 
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Living Life Fully, Part 1

By Christine Carter | October 10, 2011

There is no bucket list.

 

Gratitude Journal: Those Amazing Single Moms

By Janine Kovac | October 7, 2011

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Podcast: Kids Under Pressure

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | October 6, 2011

How parents can help kids cope with anxiety

 

Connecting through “Collaborative Consumption”

By Jill Suttie, Rachel Botsman, Lauren Anderson | October 6, 2011

A new movement helps people save money and make friends. Could it help build a more cooperative society along the way?

 

Kids Under Pressure

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | October 6, 2011
 

Should We Push Kids Harder?

By Christine Carter | October 5, 2011
 
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By Christine Carter | October 5, 2011
 

The Limits of David Brooks’ “Limits of Empathy”

By Jason Marsh | October 4, 2011

Does empathy lead to altruism? The New York Times columnist gets it wrong.

 

What to do When a Pet Dies

By Christine Carter | October 3, 2011

Life skills from a pet rat

 

How to Take in the Good

By Rick Hanson | September 30, 2011
 

Gratitude Journal: Our Happy Pets

By Janine Kovac | September 30, 2011

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Does a Bad Mood Make You a Good Person?

By Bernie Wong | September 30, 2011

New research explores how altruism affects our mood and why we hold the door open for someone else.

 

Podcast: To sign up—or not to sign up?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | September 29, 2011

How to decide which activities to keep--and which to scrap

 

Why I Skipped This “Diversity” Bake Sale

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | September 29, 2011

What UC Berkley's College Republicans get wrong about racism and colorblindness.

 

To sign up—or not to sign up?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | September 29, 2011
 

Step Two: Getting into a New Routine

By Christine Carter | September 28, 2011
 
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By Christine Carter | September 28, 2011

What's the best way to start a new habit?

 

How to Trick Your Brain for Happiness

By Rick Hanson | September 26, 2011

Rick Hanson explains how you can intentionally change your brain to create lasting happiness and well-being.

 

Is Stress-Free Parenting Possible?

By Christine Carter | September 26, 2011

One day at a time, I think it is.

 

Gratitude Journal: Yummy Dinners

By Janine Kovac | September 23, 2011

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Why We Overschedule our Children

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | September 22, 2011
 

Are Your Family’s Routines Working?

By Christine Carter | September 21, 2011
 
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By Christine Carter | September 21, 2011

Lindsay's bedtime routines get a make-over

 

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