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Articles: Can Awe Boost Health?By Yasmin Anwar | February 12, 2015
A new study suggests we can add nature, art, and religion to life’s best anti-inflammatories.
Articles: My Trouble With MindfulnessBy Jill Suttie | February 9, 2015
Jill Suttie knows the benefits of mindfulness, but she still doesn't practice it. What holds her back?
Articles: Five Ways Music Can Make You HealthierBy Jill Suttie | January 20, 2015
New studies are suggesting that music can be more powerful than medication.
Articles: Four Ways Music Strengthens Social BondsBy Jill Suttie | January 15, 2015
Why would human evolution have given us music? New research says the answer may lie in our drive to connect.
Articles: Why We Love MusicBy Jill Suttie | January 12, 2015
Researchers are discovering how music affects the brain, helping us to make sense of its real emotional and social power.
Articles: Social-Emotional Learning: Why Now?By Vicki | January 7, 2015
Our new and deeper understanding of human development is reshaping how we think about education.
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
Articles: Can Mindfulness Help Reduce Racism?By Jill Suttie | December 9, 2014
Can we override hidden prejudice? A new study says, yes, it can be done—and the key might be mindfulness meditation.
Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2014By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 8, 2014
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: The Sharing EffectBy Summer Allen | November 24, 2014
A new study explores why sharing emotional experiences—even negative ones—makes us feel better
Articles: Why Empathy MattersBy Jill Suttie | November 21, 2014
A new book argues that empathy can be a radical force for social change.
New studies point the way toward a more connected and egalitarian society, starting with friendships between kids.
A new study finds that people with diverse social roles show stronger brain responses to nonverbal signals from other people.
Articles: The Teenage OpportunityBy Diana Divecha | October 28, 2014
A new book argues that America’s approach to raising adolescents is a mix of misunderstanding and contradiction.
Articles: Do We Need God to Feel Awe?By Tania Lombrozo | October 9, 2014
New studies are exploring the scientific basis for feelings of reverence and wonder.
Articles: The Social ArtistBy Jill Suttie | September 23, 2014
A new book argues that creativity can be—and often is—a social endeavor, rather than the work of a lone genius.
Videos and Podcasts: Gratitude in Your BrainBy Christina Karns | September 15, 2014
In a presentation at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Dr. Christina M. Karns of the University of Oregon describes her research into the relationship between gratitude, social reasoning, decision-making, and the brain.
Videos and Podcasts: How Does Gratitude Affect Health and Aging?By Wendy Berry Mendes | September 12, 2014
At the 2014 Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Dr. Wendy Mendes of the University of California, San Francisco, discusses her research, “Effects of Measured and Manipulated Gratitude on Biomarkers of Health and Aging.”
Articles: Six Skillful Ways to Deal with DisasterBy Linda Graham | September 4, 2014
Practical tools and resources for helping cope with the challenges and crises of our lives.
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.
Research on neurodegenerative diseases suggests that identity Is lost without a moral compass.
A new study applies attachment theory to understand why some people donate more to charity than others.
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