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Articles: Can Self-Compassion Overcome Procrastination?

By Linda Graham | July 16, 2014

Putting something off can trigger a downward negative spiral. But a recent study suggests that being kind to yourself can help you achieve your goals.

 
Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

Articles: Can Mindful Managers Make Happier Employees?

By Hooria Jazaieri | June 30, 2014

Want more productive and satisfied employees? A new study suggests that companies should consider mindfulness training for managers.

 
Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

Articles: Can Mindfulness Improve Decision Making?

By Hooria Jazaieri | May 12, 2014

A recent study asks if present-moment focus can help correct for the "sunk-cost bias"—our tendency to continue down a path because we're already so far along.

 

Articles: Why Leaders Need a Triple Focus

By Daniel Goleman | January 21, 2014

Leaders guide attention. But a single-minded focus on goals can run roughshod over human concerns, says Daniel Goleman.

 

Articles: Eight Ways to Find More Meaning at Work

By Morten Hansen, Dacher Keltner | November 4, 2013

Does your job seem dull and meaningless? Morten Hansen and Dacher Keltner point the way out.

 

Articles: Five Ways to Cultivate Gratitude at Work

By Jeremy Adam Smith | May 16, 2013

Americans are less likely to say "thanks" on the job than anywhere else, which hurts productivity and happiness. That needs to change.

 

Articles: Six Tips for Making the Leap to Meaningful Work

By Roman Krznaric | May 15, 2013

Job satisfaction is at record lows. What does it take to overcome the fear of change, especially in tough economic times?

 
This essay is adapted from Gratitude Works!: A 21-Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity

Articles: How Gratitude Can Help You Through Hard Times

By Robert Emmons | May 13, 2013

It's easy to feel grateful when life is good, says Robert Emmons. But when disaster strikes, gratitude is worth the effort.

 

Articles: Just One Thing: Give Them What They Want

By Rick Hanson | May 2, 2013

Rick Hanson says that giving other people what they need will improve your life, not just their theirs.

 
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Articles: Do Givers Get Ahead?

By Jill Suttie | May 1, 2013

It's the givers, not the takers, who thrive the most in business, argues a new book.

 

Articles: 10 Ways to Get Ahead through Giving

By Adam Grant | April 22, 2013

Adam Grant's research shows that "givers" rise to the top of the success ladder. Here's how you can make giving a way of life.

 

Articles: Why Compassion in Business Makes Sense

By Emma Seppala | April 15, 2013

Emma Seppala explains how compassionate workplaces are good for employee health and the corporate bottom line.

 

Articles: How to be a Happy Working Dad, Part Two

By Jeremy Adam Smith | March 28, 2013

Jeremy Adam Smith offers five more tips to help men find a happy fit between paid work and family responsibilities.

 

Articles: How to be a Happy Working Dad, Part One

By Jeremy Adam Smith | March 27, 2013

A new report finds that fitting work with family isn't just a women's issue. Jeremy Adam Smith offers 10 tips for helping fathers to navigate a changing landscape at home and on the job.

 

Articles: Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

By Louis Cozolino | March 19, 2013

In an excerpt from his new book, psychologist Louis Cozolino applies the lessons of social neuroscience to the classroom.

 

Articles: Sustaining Compassion in Health Care

By Robert McClure | February 28, 2013

As demands on health care providers increase, compassion becomes more difficult to sustain. But a new training holds the promise of helping them meet those challenges.

 

Articles: Take This Job and….

By Vicki Zakrzewski | December 20, 2012

Wait! Here are some research-based ways teachers and principals can rejuvenate their passion for their jobs over the holidays.

 

Articles: Do We Care for Our Teachers?

By Vicki Zakrzewski | October 23, 2012

To create a caring school community, research tells us that care must be extended to everyone.

 

Articles: Compassionate Leaders are Effective Leaders

By Chade-Meng Tan | September 11, 2012

Great companies have compassionate leaders, says Google's "Jolly Good Fellow."

 

Articles: Happiness is about Respect, not Riches

By Stacey Kennelly | July 13, 2012

A study shows that admiration from peers—not wealth or economic status—is what really makes us happy.

 

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Articles: Why People Are Not Feet

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | June 4, 2012

What's the best way to help build the resilience of loved ones? Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton says care, not tough love, is the key.

 

Articles: Nine Steps to Achieving Flow in Your Work

By Leo Babauta | May 4, 2012

A state of "flow" is key to job happiness. But what is flow? Why is it important? And how can we achieve it on a regular basis at work?

 

Articles: You’re Never Too Old to Build Emotional Intelligence

By Andrew Yee | April 24, 2012

A recent study suggests we can learn to regulate and manage our emotions even after we’re reached adulthood.

 

Articles: How to Foster Group Creativity

By Jeremy Adam Smith | April 11, 2012

In the second of a two-part conversation, Imagine author Jonah Lehrer explains how science can help teams become more creative.

 
Adapted from Jonah Lehrer's new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works.

Articles: Five Tips for Reaching Your Creative Potential

By Jonah Lehrer | April 11, 2012

Jonah Lehrer's new book shows that creativity is not a single gift possessed by the lucky few. It’s a variety of distinct thought processes that we can all learn to use more effectively.

 

Articles: How Creativity Works

By Jeremy Adam Smith | April 10, 2012

Imagine author Jonah Lehrer explores how neuroscientific discoveries have helped us understand the ways we imagine new things.

 

Articles: How to Relieve Stress

By Robert M. Sapolsky | March 22, 2012

Robert M. Sapolsky explains why stress can become a chronic problem—and how we can reduce the toll it takes on our lives.

 
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Articles: Five Collaboration Tips from Introverts

By Genevieve DeGuzman | February 1, 2012

Collaboration and open-plan offices are trendy. But in the rush to tear down walls, are we forgetting the virtues of solitude?

 
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Articles: What Mel Brooks Can Teach Us about “Group Flow”

By R. Keith Sawyer | January 24, 2012

Researcher R. Keith Sawyer looks to comedians and jazz groups for 10 keys to more creative, successful teams in the office, on the field, and beyond.

 

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