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Articles: The Four Keys to Well-BeingBy Richard J. Davidson | March 21, 2016
Dr. Richard Davidson explains that well-being is a skill that can be practiced and strengthened.
Research shows that paying attention to others is the path to success and respect.
Articles: What if Schools Taught Kindness?By Laura Pinger, Lisa Flook | February 1, 2016
Laura Pinger and Lisa Flook share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.
Articles: How to Thrive in the Attention EconomyBy Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter | November 3, 2015
Now more than ever, we need to learn to practice mindfulness.
Articles: Stopping the Distraction EpidemicBy Jill Suttie | March 13, 2015
A new book explains why we get so distracted at work—and how we can become more focused and productive.
Videos and Podcasts: The IAA Model of MindfulnessBy Shauna Shapiro | June 24, 2014
Psychologist and author Shauna Shapiro explains what she sees as the three core components to mindfulness: intention, attention, and attitude.
Videos and Podcasts: How Attention Helps Us To SucceedBy Daniel Goleman | January 23, 2014
The bestselling author of “Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence” explores how attention and cognitive control contributes to success in life.
Videos and Podcasts: Focus, Flow, and FrazzleBy Daniel Goleman | January 22, 2014
The bestselling author of “Focus” describes the relationship between performance and stress.
Articles: Why Leaders Need a Triple FocusBy Daniel Goleman | January 21, 2014
Leaders guide attention. But a single-minded focus on goals can run roughshod over human concerns, says Daniel Goleman.
Videos and Podcasts: How Focus Can Lead to CompassionBy Daniel Goleman | January 20, 2014
The bestselling author explains the relationship between attention and compassionate action.
An interview with best-selling author Daniel Goleman about his new book, Focus.
Articles: Are We Losing Our Focus?By Jill Suttie | October 9, 2013
In a new book, Daniel Goleman argues that focus leads to greater happiness, better relationships, and increased productivity.
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Videos and Podcasts: Do Your Kids Have “Nature Deficit Disorder?”By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 27, 2011
This week my children are off at a very outdoorsy sleepaway camp—I’m excited for them to be outside nearly constantly for two weeks! One reason why I’m willing to part with them this summer is that I know that their health and happiness will benefit from their time spent in nature.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Do Your Kids Have “Nature Deficit Disorder?”By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 26, 2011
The benefits of a summer spent outdoors
Raising Happiness: Is Sleep the Most Important Happiness Habit?By Christine Carter | January 27, 2010
Bad behavior is often a sign that children are stressed—and punishment isn’t the best solution.
Being kind to yourself can make the difference between a good divorce and a bad one.
Teen stress is on the rise. According to a new study, learning mindfulness and self-compassion can help teens cope.
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Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
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Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Jeffrey J. Froh’s Laboratory for Gratitude in Youth
Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
- The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness
The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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