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According to a new study, how caring we are is linked to how much we pay attention to the present moment.
Articles: How to Cultivate Global CompassionBy Jill Suttie | April 8, 2016
Legendary psychologist Paul Ekman explains how to extend compassion beyond our circle of family and friends.
New research provides a whole new understanding of the brain's amygdala—and suggests that happy people take the bad with the good.
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: How to Listen to PainBy Jill Suttie | February 17, 2016
A Q&A with Brené Brown about her new book, Rising Strong.
Research reveals how stress can get between you and your partner, and how to stay connected amid the chaos.
Tim Desmond offers practical strategies from his new book on integrating the science of self-compassion into clinical treatment.
Articles: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You KinderBy Jill Suttie | January 25, 2016
New research suggests that people who have experienced greater adversity are more empathic.
Leah Weiss explains how to bring more awareness, compassion, and purpose to work without a meditation cushion.
It's so hard to be humble. Here are three tips for taming your ego.
Articles: How Fear Hurts UsBy Jeremy Adam Smith | December 30, 2015
In the wake of terrorist attacks, American politicians are stoking fear of Muslims. But there's another, better way to respond to violence, argues Jeremy Adam Smith
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
Articles: The Best Greater Good Articles of 2015By Greater Good Editors | December 28, 2015
We round up the most-read Greater Good articles from the past year—and our editors pick the best of the rest.
Articles: How Our Brains Make Us GenerousBy Summer Allen, Jill Suttie | December 21, 2015
A recent series of ground-breaking neuroscience studies suggest that empathy and altruism are deeply rooted in human nature.
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: May Mindfulness Be With YouBy Jeremy Adam Smith | December 14, 2015
Jeremy Adam Smith finds common ground with his son in the philosophy of Star Wars.
The emphasis on testing can squeeze the feeling out of today’s classrooms. Here is one teacher’s journey to re-connect with herself and her students.
New data from our Science of Happiness course confirm the link between well-being and relationship quality.
Articles: Why We Need Mindfulness at WorkBy Peter Jaret | November 4, 2015
A Q&A with Greater Good's own Jason Marsh about the benefits of mindfulness at work, the topic of our upcoming conference in Berkeley, California.
In an adaptation from his new book, Dacher Keltner explains the secret to gaining and keeping power: focus on the good of others.
In a Q&A, neuroscientist Ron Dahl explains how parents can help younger teens avoid depression and anxiety as they become more independent.
A Q&A with Kendall Bronk about instilling purpose in teens—and the emerging research showing why it's so important.
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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...
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This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
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Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
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The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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