Scott Barry Kaufman shares his takeaways from eight weeks of mindfulness meditation.
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When we offer kids endless entertainment and activities, do we end up stifling their imaginations?
Articles: Is Artistic Inspiration Contagious?By Scott Barry Kaufman | August 4, 2016
A new study tries to measure the impact of reading on creativity and the motivation to write.
A Q&A with Charles Duhigg about his new book, Smarter Faster Better.
Articles: What Preschools Can Teach UniversitiesBy Nicola Whitton | March 30, 2016
The emphasis on grades is sapping motivation from university students. "Playful learning" can help reignite it.
We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.
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.
Leah Weiss explains how to bring more awareness, compassion, and purpose to work without a meditation cushion.
Articles: Ten Habits of Highly Creative PeopleBy Scott Barry Kaufman, Carolyn Gregoire | January 20, 2016
Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire explore how to develop creativity as a habit and a style of engaging with the world.
Articles: How to Live an Intentional LifeBy Jill Suttie | December 11, 2015
A new book applies the principles of modern design to creating a mindful, healthy, and purposeful life.
A new study finds that watching high-quality television dramas can increase our ability to read other people's emotions.
A recent study revealed that rediscovering mundane experiences can make us happier than we think they will. Here are tips for making that happen.
Articles: You DO Have Time for a Summer VacationBy Christine Carter | June 16, 2015
Many people feel like they have too much work to take a vacation. But research suggests you’ll be happier, healthier, and more productive if you do.
Slacking off makes Christine Carter more productive because she slacks strategically.
Articles: Why Humans Need SurpriseBy Jill Suttie | April 24, 2015
A new book argues that surprise, whether good or bad, is critical for bringing vitality to our lives.
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: 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: 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 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.
Articles: How Your Teen Can Thrive OnlineBy Diana Divecha | March 18, 2014
Two new books look at how the Internet is affecting teens—and what adults can do to help foster a healthy online life for kids.
Psychologist Arthur Ciaramicoli argues that empathic listening may be the key to reducing stress in our lives.
On the road to well-being, says James Baraz, embrace all your diverse feelings.
According to a new book, the key is “emotional agility”: being less rigid and more flexible with our thoughts and feelings.
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