Tag: Creativity


Tag: Creativity

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Articles: What Happens When We Shield Kids from Boredom

By Teresa Belton | October 13, 2016

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.


Articles: You Can Be More Productive Without Sacrificing Happiness

By Kira M. Newman | April 29, 2016

A Q&A with Charles Duhigg about his new book, Smarter Faster Better.


Articles: What Preschools Can Teach Universities

By Nicola Whitton | March 30, 2016

The emphasis on grades is sapping motivation from university students. "Playful learning" can help reignite it.


Articles: How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative

By Jill Suttie | March 2, 2016

We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.

HarperOne, 2016, 224 pages

Articles: Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

By 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: Can We Be Mindful at Work Without Meditating?

By Leah Weiss | January 21, 2016

Leah Weiss explains how to bring more awareness, compassion, and purpose to work without a meditation cushion.


Articles: Ten Habits of Highly Creative People

By 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.

engagedIN Press, 2015, 414 pages

Articles: How to Live an Intentional Life

By Jill Suttie | December 11, 2015

A new book applies the principles of modern design to creating a mindful, healthy, and purposeful life.

Can Don Draper from the TV series Mad Men increase your emotional intelligence?

Articles: Watching TV Can Boost Emotional Intelligence

By Tom Jacobs | October 2, 2015

A new study finds that watching high-quality television dramas can increase our ability to read other people's emotions.


Articles: Take a Picture Today, Feel Happy Tomorrow

By Amie M. Gordon | September 9, 2015

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 Vacation

By 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.


Articles: Eight Ways to Achieve More While Working Less

By Christine Carter | April 30, 2015

Slacking off makes Christine Carter more productive because she slacks strategically.


Articles: Why Humans Need Surprise

By 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 Mindfulness

By Jill Suttie | February 9, 2015

Jill Suttie knows the benefits of mindfulness, but she still doesn't practice it. What holds her back?

Valorie Salimpoor, McGill University

Articles: Why We Love Music

By 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.

Read Roman Krznaric's essay, Six Habits of Highly Empathic People.

Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2014

By 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.

Joshua Wolf Shenk

Articles: The Social Artist

By 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 Online

By 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.


Raising Happiness: Is Your Marriage Losing its Luster?

By Christine Carter | January 28, 2014

Three easy ways to make it feel like new love


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How Pleasure Works By Paul Bloom Bloom explores a broad range of human pleasures from food to sex to religion to music. Bloom argues that human pleasure is not purely an instinctive, superficial, sensory reaction; it has a hidden depth and complexity.

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