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Kira M. Newman

Kira M. Newman

 

Kira M. Newman writes, edits, and produces content for all of the Greater Good Science Center’s websites, from the magazine to Greater Good in Action to the Science of Happiness MOOC, for which she’s served as course assistant for three semesters. Offline, she is the creator of CaféHappy, a Toronto-based meetup that gathers monthly to discuss how to be happier. Kira comes to GGSC from the world of tech journalism, where she was published in outlets including Social Media Monthly and Tech.co. She spent four years traveling around the world and loves speaking French, swing dancing, and exploring local cafes. Follow her on Twitter!

 
 
  

Stories by Kira M. Newman

Articles: Happy People Don’t Need to Feel Superior

By Kira M. Newman | May 9, 2016

A new study suggests that happy people avoid the trap of social comparison.

 

Articles: You Can Be More Productive Without Sacrificing Happiness

By Kira M. Newman | April 29, 2016

A Q&A with Charles Duhigg about his new book, Smarter Faster Better.

 

Articles: Which Feels Better, Forgiveness or Revenge?

By Kira M. Newman | April 18, 2016

A new study compares different responses to bullying—and finds that forgiveness may have to wait.

 

Articles: Four Reasons to Cultivate Patience

By Kira M. Newman | April 4, 2016

Good things really do come to those who wait.

 

Articles: Four Reasons to Cultivate Zest in Life

By Kira M. Newman | March 28, 2016

According to research, the joyful energy of zest is good for your career and your mental health.

 
Bhutan, the country with the greatest happiness equality

Articles: Why Does Happiness Inequality Matter?

By Kira M. Newman | March 24, 2016

According to a new report, income inequality isn't the only thing we should be concerned about.

 

Articles: Five Science-Backed Strategies for More Happiness

By Kira M. Newman | March 16, 2016

Several exercises to help you make the most of the International Day of Happiness.

 

Articles: Why You Should Share Your Struggles on Facebook

By Kira M. Newman | March 14, 2016

A new study examines how our Facebook friends respond to negative emotions—and discovers that sharing tough times may bring out the best in them.

 
HarperOne, 2016, 224 pages

Articles: Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

By Kira M. Newman | March 1, 2016

The new book “The Happiness Track” explains how to use the science of happiness to preserve your energy and be more productive.

 

Articles: How Love Can Survive Death

By Kira M. Newman | February 12, 2016

According to a new study, the link between two partners’ well-being isn’t weakened when one passes away.

 

Articles: Could Stress Be Causing Your Relationship Problems?

By Kira M. Newman | February 10, 2016

Research reveals how stress can get between you and your partner, and how to stay connected amid the chaos.

 

Articles: Friends Help Our Health As We Age

By Kira M. Newman | February 2, 2016

A new study suggests that the quality of adult relationships matters more to our health than their quantity.

 

Articles: When Kindness Helps Teens (and When It Doesn’t)

By Kira M. Newman | January 14, 2016

According to a new study, we can predict whether teens will get into trouble by how nice they are to strangers.

 

Articles: Don’t Let Stress Hurt Your Relationship

By Kira M. Newman | January 6, 2016

A new study finds that men can shut down in the face of a romantic partner’s stress. Is there another way?

 

Articles: To Change Yourself, Change Your World

By Kira M. Newman | December 31, 2015

If you want to keep a New Year's resolution, says the research, start by changing your environment.

 

Articles: Nine Tips for Talking to Kids about Trauma

By Kira M. Newman | November 30, 2015

After a tragedy like the Paris attacks, kids will have questions. How do we respond?

 

Articles: How to Put the Giving into Thanksgiving

By Kira M. Newman | November 24, 2015

Gratitude and generosity go hand in hand. Here are three ways to help the generosity flow this Thanksgiving.

 

Articles: The Trouble with Thanksgiving Gratitude

By Kira M. Newman | November 18, 2015

Feeling forced to say “thanks” at Thanksgiving dinner? Here are four exercises to help get the gratefulness going.

 

Articles: Can Mindful Employees Make Happier Customers?

By Kira M. Newman | November 2, 2015

A recent study finds that client satisfaction goes up when employees cultivate moment-to-moment awareness.

 

Articles: Does Forgiveness Make Men Feel Weak?

By Kira M. Newman | October 14, 2015

A new study suggests that men and women might experience forgiveness differently.

 

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