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Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2015

By Jill Suttie, Diana Divecha, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 15, 2015

Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.

 
Sherry Turkle

Articles: How Smartphones Are Killing Conversation

By Jill Suttie | December 7, 2015

A Q&A with MIT professor Sherry Turkle about her new book, Reclaiming Conversation.

 

Articles: Six Books We Overlooked in 2013

By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | January 7, 2014

Good books about the science of meaningful life that we wish we had reviewed last year!

 

Articles: Our Ten Favorite Books of 2012

By Jill Suttie, Vicki Zakrzewski, Jeremy Adam Smith, Jason Marsh | December 26, 2012

Greater Good's editors pick ten of the most thought-provoking, important, useful, or moving nonfiction books we read this year.

 
Basic Books, 206 pages

Articles: Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain

By Jill Suttie | July 30, 2012

A new book explores what makes you optimistic or pessimistic—and how to build optimism as a skill.

 

Articles: How to Really Read Racist Books to Your Kids

By Jeremy Adam Smith | June 22, 2012

A recent New York Times column suggests we have no choice but to ignore or excise racist imagery in children's books. But Jeremy Adam Smith offers another way, guided by research.

 
Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, 2012, 272 pages

Articles: The Storytelling Animal

By Jill Suttie | June 13, 2012

A new book explores how stories make us human.

 
Hay House, Inc. 2012, 203 pages

Articles: The Mindful Congressman

By Jill Suttie | April 16, 2012

A new book by Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) tries to make mindfulness as American as apple pie.

 
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2012, 196 pages.

Articles: Beautiful Souls

By Jill Suttie | April 9, 2012

A new book about acts of conscience lends insight to The Hunger Games phenomenon.

 
APA Press, 2012, 371 pages

Articles: The Happiness of Pursuit

By Jill Suttie | April 3, 2012

What's the basis of a good life? Jill Suttie reviews three new books about happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.

 
Basic Books, 2011, 268 pages

Articles: Two Views on Trauma

By Jill Suttie | March 23, 2012

Is there an upside to trauma? Two new books offer two different perspectives.

 
W.W. Norton, 2011, 248 pages

Articles: Your Smile or Your Life

By Jill Suttie | January 26, 2012

Marianne LaFrance's Lip Service reveals the high stakes behind our smiles.

 

Raising Happiness: Are we Genetically Wired for Gratitude?

By Rachel Lee | November 28, 2010

NBC Nightly News special about the science of happiness

 

Raising Happiness: Book Club: Raising Happiness, Ch. 1

By Christine Carter | July 1, 2010

Want Your Kids to Be Happy? You Go First.

 

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