According to a new study, generous businesses inspire individuals to give, too—thanks to one particular emotion.
All the cool kids aren’t doing it, says a new study. In fact, teens underestimate good behavior among their classmates.
In a new study, researchers saw Jewish- and Palestinian-Israeli students cooperating better after a simple lesson.
According to a new study, narcissists start out popular—but eventually, people see through them.
According to a new study, conditions like ADHD and anxiety may be linked to normal brain functions gone awry.
According to a new study, mindful people might be happier because they act according to their values.
New research provides a possible clue as to why so many Donald Trump supporters believe outlandish things.
A new study reveals how gender and social pressure drive unethical decisions.
Whether you're religious or not, putting your faith in science and technology could be good for you, a new study suggests.
Research on couples shows a surprising way to improve intimacy after having kids.
A new study teases out the different benefits of four kinds of meditation.
The language we choose reflects our implicit biases—but according to a new study, mindfulness can help.
According to a new study, empathy plays a role in how we respond to depressing tunes.
A new study combines training, brain scans, and reports from kids to understand the impact of mindfulness on parenting tweens.
According to a new study, forgiving your partner may backfire if they have a certain personality type.
A new study suggests that happy, rhythmic music increases cooperative behavior—and that may be good news for employers.
According to a new study, we’re less likely to forgive leaders and managers—even when they apologize.
Thousands of these organizations exist. Could they make a difference?
According to a new study, people who give more get more (if you know what we mean).
According to a new study, there are more heart-disease-related deaths in overtly racist communities.
Could cultivating attention and awareness help teens to stop checking their phones?
Ever carry a grudge or harbor revenge fantasies about a colleague or boss? It’s likely costing you and your workplace.
According to a recent study, training teens in a "growth mindset" can reduce their stress and improve their grades.
According to a new study, people are more sensitive to pain when they feel a sense of injustice.
Teen stress is on the rise. According to a new study, learning mindfulness and self-compassion can help teens cope.
According to a new study, our feelings about aging can influence our emotional reactions to everyday stress.
New research reveals surprising ties between our immune systems and our social behavior.
According to a new study, a mindfulness training program could help law enforcement officers cope with a harrowing job.
A new study looks at the emotional consequences of choosing to donate money to charity—or not.
Hate crimes and hateful language are on the rise. What are you going to do about it?
Gifts should make us feel grateful—but sometimes we only feel guilty or obligated to reciprocate. Here are four ways to stay grateful.
Christine Carter explains how to shorten your to-do list and feel more motivated to tackle it, all at once.
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