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John Robbins

John Robbins

 

John Robbins is the author of the million-copy best-seller Diet for a New America, which became a PBS series. He is the recipient of the Rachel Carson Award and the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award and is the founder of the nonprofit organization EarthSave International. His latest book is The New Good Life.

 
 
  

Stories by John Robbins

Articles: The Economics of Happiness

By John Robbins | July 20, 2010

Research is clear: Money doesn’t buy happiness, reports best-selling author John Robbins. So why do we continue to think that it does?

 

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  • How SEL and Mindfulness Can Work Together

    April 7, 2015

    When taught together, social-emotional learning and mindfulness can have even greater impact on both individuals and the world around us.

  • Why You Should Love Thy Coworker

    April 6, 2015

    A new study suggests that fostering compassion among health care workers might improve the quality of patient care.

  • How to Help Teens Find Purpose

    April 16, 2015

    Teens are naturally driven to seek new experiences—and that may be the key to helping them develop a sense of purpose in life.

  

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The Science of Happiness at Cal Day
101 Morgan Hall, UC Berkeley
April 18, 2015


The Science of Happiness at Cal Day

At this talk, neuroscientist Emiliana Simon-Thomas will lead you through the latest research on happiness—and offer research-based practices for emotional well-being.


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The Path to Purpose By William Damon Looks at how children are hampered in their search for meaning, and how concerned adults can help them find it.

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"It is a great good and a great gift, this Greater Good. I bow to you for your efforts to bring these uplifting and illuminating expressions of humanity, grounded in good science, to the attention of us all."  
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

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