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Articles: Manage Your Energy, Not Your TimeBy Kira M. Newman | March 1, 2016
The new book “The Happiness Track” explains how to use the science of happiness to preserve your energy and be more productive.
Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2015By 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.
Articles: How Smartphones Are Killing ConversationBy 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 2013By 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 2012By 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.
Articles: Rainy Brain, Sunny BrainBy Jill Suttie | July 30, 2012
A new book explores what makes you optimistic or pessimistic—and how to build optimism as a skill.
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.
Articles: The Storytelling AnimalBy Jill Suttie | June 13, 2012
A new book explores how stories make us human.
Articles: The Mindful CongressmanBy Jill Suttie | April 16, 2012
A new book by Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) tries to make mindfulness as American as apple pie.
Articles: Beautiful SoulsBy Jill Suttie | April 9, 2012
A new book about acts of conscience lends insight to The Hunger Games phenomenon.
Articles: The Happiness of PursuitBy Jill Suttie | April 3, 2012
What's the basis of a good life? Jill Suttie reviews three new books about happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Articles: Two Views on TraumaBy Jill Suttie | March 23, 2012
Is there an upside to trauma? Two new books offer two different perspectives.
Articles: Your Smile or Your LifeBy 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. 1By Christine Carter | July 1, 2010
Want Your Kids to Be Happy? You Go First.
Hate crimes and hateful language are on the rise. What are you going to do about it?
Christine Carter explains how to shorten your to-do list and feel more motivated to tackle it, all at once.
Gifts should make us feel grateful—but sometimes we only feel guilty or obligated to reciprocate. Here are four ways to stay grateful.
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- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
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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Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program