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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: How to Journal Through Your Struggles

By Kira M. Newman | November 17, 2016

Stuck in negativity? Writing down your feelings can be a healthy way to cope, a new book explains.

 

Articles: Struggling for Gratitude after the Election

By Kira M. Newman | November 10, 2016

Members of Thnx4, the GGSC’s online gratitude journal, highlight what they gained from the divisive presidential election.

 

Articles: Five Science-Backed Strategies to Build Resilience

By Kira M. Newman | November 9, 2016

When the road gets rocky, what do you do?

 

Articles: Can Mindfulness Help You Be More Authentic?

By Kira M. Newman | October 31, 2016

According to a new study, mindful people might be happier because they act according to their values.

 

Articles: How to Choose a Type of Mindfulness Meditation

By Kira M. Newman | October 11, 2016

A new study teases out the different benefits of four kinds of meditation.

 

Articles: Six Ways to Get More Happiness for Your Money

By Kira M. Newman | October 4, 2016

More than a decade of research looks at how our spending choices can make us happier—or leave us disappointed.

 

Articles: For Managers, Saying Sorry Isn’t Enough

By Kira M. Newman | September 20, 2016

According to a new study, we’re less likely to forgive leaders and managers—even when they apologize.

 

Articles: Can Mindfulness Stop Internet Addiction in Teens?

By Kira M. Newman | August 29, 2016

Could cultivating attention and awareness help teens to stop checking their phones?

 

Articles: How to Bring Humor to Meditation

By Kira M. Newman | August 25, 2016

A new book teaches mindfulness by emphasizing ease, joy, and jokes.

 

Articles: Four Reasons to Practice Mindfulness During Pregnancy

By Kira M. Newman | August 17, 2016

New research is starting to suggest that mindfulness practice can protect the health and well-being of mothers and their babies.

 

Articles: The Loneliness of the Modern Nomad

By Kira M. Newman | August 5, 2016

A new book explores what it means to settle down and love where you live.

 

Articles: Why You’re Not Meeting Your Exercise Goals

By Kira M. Newman | July 19, 2016

According to a new study, mindfulness may be the key to motivation.

 

Articles: How to Grow from Your Regrets

By Kira M. Newman | June 20, 2016

According to a new study, self-compassion may help us benefit from regret rather than wallowing in it.

 

Articles: What Mindfulness Is Missing

By Kira M. Newman | June 9, 2016

According to neurosurgeon Jim Doty, mindfulness and compassion must go hand in hand.

 

Articles: How Spending Influences Happiness

By Kira M. Newman | June 6, 2016

According to a new study, money can buy well-being—when we buy things that reflect our personality.

 
Swiss proponents of basic income dump 8 million coins in a public square, one for each Swiss resident.

Articles: Would Basic Income Make Us Happier?

By Kira M. Newman | May 31, 2016

How would a guaranteed minimum income affect our happiness, motivation, and sense of meaning in life?

 

Articles: A Simple Story Can Improve Students’ Grades in Science

By Kira M. Newman | May 27, 2016

According to a new study, reading about scientists’ struggles can help students who aren’t doing so well in science.

 

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.

 

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