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Christine Carter

Christine Carter

 

Christine Carter, Ph.D. is a Senior Fellow at the Greater Good Science Center. She is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work (Ballantine Books, 2015) and Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents (Random House, 2010). A former director of the GGSC, she served for many years as author of its parenting blog, Raising Happiness.

 
 
  

Stories by Christine Carter

Articles: Feeling Entitled to a Little Gratitude This Mother’s Day?

By Christine Carter | May 3, 2016

Christine Carter gets to the heart of the resentment she feels on Mother's Day.

 

Articles: How—and Why—to Take Your Life Back from Email

By Christine Carter | April 6, 2016

Regain your time, attention, and energy from the email machine.

 

Articles: You Will Never Find Work-Life Balance

By Christine Carter | March 15, 2016

Instead of struggling to balance responsibilities, we need to aim for finding our flow.

 

Articles: Three Surprising Ways to Feel Less Busy

By Christine Carter | March 9, 2016

Christine Carter shares her tips for achieving relaxed productivity—and why you can't afford to ignore them.

 

Articles: Why Working Longer Won’t Make You More Productive

By Christine Carter | February 3, 2016

Christine Carter calls for a new conception of the “ideal worker"—one that doesn't involve working long hours.

 

Articles: Five Steps to End Your Email Addiction

By Christine Carter | December 8, 2015

Christine Carter explains how to get out of your inbox and feel more relaxed and productive.

 

Articles: Five Research-Based Ways to Say No

By Christine Carter | November 25, 2015

It's easy to feel overtaxed at the end of the year. Christine Carter explains how to set some boundaries (nicely).

 

Articles: The Three Parts of an Effective Apology

By Christine Carter | November 12, 2015

"I'm sorry" isn't enough—Christine Carter explains what else needs to be said.

 
GGSC Senior Fellow Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the author of the new book The Sweet Spot.

Articles: 32 Tips for My Daughter Before She Leaves Home

By Christine Carter | September 1, 2015

Here are the things Christine Carter hopes her little girl has learned before she goes out into the world.

 

Articles: How to Get Your Kid to Talk about What Happened at School

By Christine Carter | August 19, 2015

Our kids' lives are not our lives. Once you recognize that fact, says Christine Carter, you can start the conversation.

 

Articles: Three Tricks to Help Find Your Sweet Spot

By Christine Carter | July 23, 2015

Want more of that coveted state of ease, brilliance, and hyper-productivity? Here’s how to get it.

 

Articles: Please Stop Interrupting Me!

By Christine Carter | June 24, 2015

Why interruptions make us irritable, anxious, and unproductive.

 

Articles: You DO Have Time for a Summer Vacation

By Christine Carter | June 16, 2015

Many people feel like they have too much work to take a vacation. But research suggests you’ll be happier, healthier, and more productive if you do.

 

Articles: Three Tricky Ways to Cultivate Courage

By Christine Carter | May 21, 2015

Fear holding you back? Here are Christine Carter's favorite tactics for building bravery.

 

Articles: How Being a Stepmom Makes Me a Better Parent

By Christine Carter | May 5, 2015

The children of Christine Carter's husband have taught her to give her own kids a little more space.

 

Articles: Eight Ways to Achieve More While Working Less

By Christine Carter | April 30, 2015

Slacking off makes Christine Carter more productive because she slacks strategically.

 

Articles: Three Risky Ways to Fall Deeply in Love

By Christine Carter | February 11, 2015

Love comes from action, not waiting to be adored.

 
Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work, which appears this month.

Articles: Don’t Fool Yourself: Use Technology Intentionally

By Christine Carter | February 2, 2015

Social media can stress us out—or help us feel love and connection. The key is to understand their impact and use them strategically.

 
Tris in the film version of Divergent

Articles: Want Success and Happiness? Be Divergent, Not Perfect

By Christine Carter | January 19, 2015

True happiness and satisfaction are found in balance, says Christine Carter, not in the unyielding pursuit of an impossible ideal.

 

Articles: Happiness Tip: Stop Checking Your Freaking Phone

By Christine Carter | January 13, 2015

New studies predict that you will be happier if you check your phone less. But how?

 

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