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Routledge, 2014. 243 pages.

Articles: What is a Good Life?

By Jill Suttie | October 1, 2014

A new book explores what we know and don’t yet know about human nature and the role of the environment in shaping our moral character.

 
Charlie Simpson, who is featured in Every Three Seconds.

Articles: Can Fighting Poverty Make You Happy?

By Jill Suttie | September 11, 2014

A Q&A with Daniel Karslake about his new film, Every Three Seconds.

 

Articles: Need a Kidney? Go to a Happy State

By Craig L Anderson | June 13, 2014

A new study suggests that feelings of happiness might actually spur extraordinary acts of altruism.

 

Articles: Can Meditation Promote Altruism?

By Hooria Jazaieri | May 5, 2014

A recent study explores whether mindfulness can boost the intention to help others, even at a cost to oneself.

 
The Experiment,  2014, 243 pages

Articles: Does Nature Select for Nice?

By Joseph Ferrell | March 26, 2014

A new book argues that selflessness, not selfishness, creates more genetic success.

 

Articles: Is a Happy Life Different from a Meaningful One?

By Jason Marsh, Jill Suttie | February 25, 2014

A scientific controversy about the relationship between meaning and happiness raises fundamental questions about how to live a good life.

 

Articles: The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2013

By Jason Marsh, Devan Davison, Bianca Lorenz, Lauren Klein, Jeremy Adam Smith, Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | January 2, 2014

The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.

 

Articles: Eight Inspiring Images from 2013

By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 29, 2013

We remember acts of heroism, altruism, compassion, and forgiveness from the past year.

 

Articles: How to Foster Generosity in Students

By Vicki Zakrzewski | December 18, 2013

Science-based suggestions for keeping your students’ holiday spirit going throughout the year.

 
Antoinette Tuff and Michael Brandon Hill

Articles: Heroes Without Guns

By Elizabeth Svoboda | September 26, 2013

In a testosterone-heavy cultural landscape, how can women envision themselves as heroes—and in doing so, transform the ways all of us respond to threats and violence?

 

Articles: A Healthier Kind of Happiness

By Jill Suttie | September 10, 2013

Happiness and good health seem to go together. But according to a new study, not all forms of happiness are created equal.

 
Current (the Penguin Group), 2013, 225 pages

Articles: Where Do Heroes Come From?

By Jill Suttie | August 28, 2013

Why do some of us make sacrifices for others? A new book explores the science of selflessness.

 

Articles: What are the Secrets to a Happy Life?

By George E. Vaillant | August 6, 2013

In following 268 men for their entire lives, the Harvard Grant Study has discovered why some of them turned out happier than others.

 

Articles: Compassionate Mind, Healthy Body

By Emma Seppala | July 24, 2013

Compassion research is at a tipping point: Overwhelming evidence suggests compassion is good for our health and good for the world.

 
W. W. Norton & Company, 2013, 304 pages

Articles: Finding Morality in Animals

By Jill Suttie | July 9, 2013

Two new books explore research on animals to better understand the roots of human morality and challenge human specialness.

 

Articles: Can Patriotism Be Compassionate?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | July 2, 2013

Feeling ambivalent about the Fourth of July? New psychological research points to how we can feel authentic pride for our country—and still be citizens of the world.

 

Articles: How to Make Giving Feel Good

By Elizabeth W. Dunn, Michael I. Norton | June 18, 2013

Studies show giving makes people happy, and happiness makes people give--but not always. Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton offer three ways to help people feel good about giving.

 

Articles: How to Train the Compassionate Brain

By Jason Marsh | May 23, 2013

A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.

 

Articles: 10 Ways to Get Ahead through Giving

By Adam Grant | April 22, 2013

Adam Grant's research shows that "givers" rise to the top of the success ladder. Here's how you can make giving a way of life.

 

Articles: Meditation Makes Us Act with Compassion

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | April 11, 2013

A new study suggests mindfulness meditation can help us overcome the "bystander effect."

 

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