A new book argues that other factors, besides IQ, are important in academic success and in life.
In a new book, Daniel Goleman argues that focus leads to greater happiness, better relationships, and increased productivity.
A new book explains the role emotions play in medical care.
Why do some of us make sacrifices for others? A new book explores the science of selflessness.
A new book explores how to optimize brain health through all the stages of life.
Two new books explore research on animals to better understand the roots of human morality and challenge human specialness.
A new book explores how to parent today's young adults, who are struggling to become established and independent.
A new book highlights how mindfulness can help improve social relationships and nurture compassion toward oneself and others.
These two books give us insights into how brain science can help us understand our nature, improve our lives, and help us empathize with those who may have memory lapses.
It's the givers, not the takers, who thrive the most in business, argues a new book.
We all face adversity in life. A new book shows how to handle trouble and obstacles in a more positive and resilient way.
A new book explains how to help kids mature and improve their executive functioning… without relying on punishments.
Emily Bazelon's new book explores bullying among kids—and finds the solution in fostering empathy among both kids and adults.
A new book argues that education must be based on how our brains really function—not how we wish they would.
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An interview with best-selling author Daniel Goleman about his new book, Focus.
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Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
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Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
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The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
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