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Raymond Firmalino

 

Raymond Firmalino is a Greater Good research assistant.

 
 
  

Stories by Raymond Firmalino

Research Digest Items/Studies: How to Cope with Rejection

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: How Can We Become More Engaged at Work?

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: Losing Your Train of Thought Could Be a Good Thing

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: Global Consensus: Money Doesn’t Bring Happiness

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: Is Touch the Language of Romance?

 

Articles: Why Laughter is Contagious

By Raymond Firmalino | April 12, 2011

A new study offers the first evidence that chimps imitate each other's laughter. Learn why this is research you should keep in mind at your next business meeting.

 

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  • Can People Change?

    August 25, 2015

    In an adaptation from his new book Altruism, Buddhist monk and bestselling author Matthieu Ricard takes on the notion that humans have a fixed nature.

  • 32 Tips for My Daughter Before She Leaves Home

    September 1, 2015

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

  • How Kindness Can Define Who You Are

    August 24, 2015

    Research on neurodegenerative diseases suggests that identity Is lost without a moral compass.

  

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Against happiness By Eric G. Wilson Eric G. Wilson proposes that our culture’s preoccupation with happiness has overshadowed the importance of melancholy, an emotion he believes worth preserving.

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