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A new book highlights the many ways that Americans are trying to bridge political divides.
A new book by Erika Christakis explains how current trends in preschool education are harming children.
Research shows that paying attention to others is the path to success and respect.
Research reveals how stress can get between you and your partner, and how to stay connected amid the chaos.
Articles: Don’t Let Stress Hurt Your RelationshipBy Kira M. Newman | January 6, 2016
A new study finds that men can shut down in the face of a romantic partner’s stress. Is there another way?
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
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: Five Research-Based Ways to Say NoBy Christine Carter | November 25, 2015
It's easy to feel overtaxed at the end of the year. Christine Carter explains how to set some boundaries (nicely).
A new study suggests that "thank you" can protect marriages from the toxic effects of conflict.
Articles: The Three Parts of an Effective ApologyBy Christine Carter | November 12, 2015
"I'm sorry" isn't enough—Christine Carter explains what else needs to be said.
Articles: Turning Bad News into GoodBy Jill Suttie | October 21, 2015
A new book argues that positive stories can have a bigger and better impact than negative ones.
Our kids' lives are not our lives. Once you recognize that fact, says Christine Carter, you can start the conversation.
Oakland’s assistant police chief says that law enforcement must work hard to reduce implicit bias and create a new path for police-community relations. But the problem is not intractable.
Articles: Please Stop Interrupting Me!By Christine Carter | June 24, 2015
Why interruptions make us irritable, anxious, and unproductive.
BlackRock’s Golbie Kamarei shares lessons from leading a mindfulness revolution on Wall Street.
Articles: How Touch Shapes EmotionBy Jill Suttie | March 31, 2015
A new book explores the science of touch, and finds that it is inextricably linked to how we feel and communicate.
A conversation with Twitter’s Niki Lustig about how the social media giant fosters a sense of purpose among their employees.
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.
A new study finds that people with diverse social roles show stronger brain responses to nonverbal signals from other people.
Anger has a place at work, Deanna Geddes and Dirk Lindebaum argue, as long as it meets three conditions.
A burnout survivor offers tips for coping with it—or avoiding it in the first place.
Research sometimes suggests that movies and other media are a negative influence to rein in. But new studies highlight their potential to spread goodness on a wide scale.
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