New research is revealing how to protect teens' mental health during a challenging part of life.
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In a Q&A, neuroscientist Ron Dahl explains how parents can help younger teens avoid depression and anxiety as they become more independent.
Karen Bluth shares the highs, lows, and lessons from teaching mindfulness at a low-income high school.
Meditation is helping police officers to de-escalate volatile situations, improve community relations—and improve their own well-being.
Articles: How to Talk with Teens about PurposeBy Jill Suttie | May 13, 2016
A Q&A with Kendall Bronk about instilling purpose in teens—and the emerging research showing why it's so important.
Articles: When Taking Risks is Good for TeensBy Jill Suttie | April 26, 2016
Giving to others can give teens a dopamine rush, too—and help prevent depression.
According to a new study, mindfulness may lead to a happier, healthier parenting experience.
Articles: How Do Our Minds Affect Our Health?By Jill Suttie | March 11, 2016
A new book reveals the complex ways that our brains and bodies interact.
We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.
Articles: How Positive Thinking Can BackfireBy Nathan Collins | February 5, 2016
According to a new study, positive daydreaming may lead to depression down the road.
Articles: Does Forgiveness Make Men Feel Weak?By Kira M. Newman | October 14, 2015
A new study suggests that men and women might experience forgiveness differently.
A new study finds that surrounding yourself with emotionally healthy friends is an effective way to avoid—or recover from—depression.
Ten years after the trauma of the hurricane, a study finds that some students are having unexpected success.
Articles: How to Avoid the Empathy TrapBy Robin Stern, Diana Divecha | July 7, 2015
Do you prioritize other people's feelings over your own? You might be falling into the "empathy trap."
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.
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: How Gratitude Beats MaterialismBy Jason Marsh, Dacher Keltner | January 8, 2015
New studies reveal how to deliberately cultivate gratitude in ways that counter materialism and its negative effects.
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
A new book says we can't ask more of our fantasies than they can give us.
Does total integrity mean always acting on our feelings? No, says Christine Carter—but we do need to acknowledge our feelings, and not confuse a false self with a real one.
We all have a deep-seated drive to feel in control. But taking it too far can make you miserable.
According to a new study, we’re less likely to forgive leaders and managers—even when they apologize.
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Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
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- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
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