A new study asks if mindfulness can help people who experience depression as a result of prejudice.
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Do you have commitment, trust, and attachment issues? Science helped Meghan Laslocky—and it just might help you, too.
Neuroscientist James Fallon discusses the psychopathic brain, prospects for detection and treatment, and his own struggles to feel empathy and compassion for others.
Two new studies look at how gratitude, grit, and forgiveness can work together to cut suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
A new longitudinal study finds children are affected by bullying throughout their lives—and reveals that even perpetrators can struggle as adults.
Articles: Why You Should Sleep Your Way to the TopBy Jill Suttie | December 1, 2013
Many Americans are against sleep, equating it with laziness. But one of the world's leading experts on sleep says that's hurting our relationships and our ability to solve problems.
Articles: Self-Compassion for FreshmenBy Bianca Lorenz | October 8, 2013
A recent study suggests that when new college students are kind to themselves, they're less likely to suffer from homesickness.
Articles: Is Gratitude the Path to a Better World?By Jill Suttie | May 29, 2013
An interview with Brother David Steindl-Rast, Benedictine monk, author, and leading figure in the worldwide gratitude movement.
Raising Happiness: Greater Happiness in 5 Minutes a DayBy Christine Carter | September 10, 2012
How to teach kids loving-kindness meditation
Articles: Can Supportive Moms Enhance Your Brain?By Wendy Durst | May 9, 2012
A recent study offers striking evidence of how nurturing parenting early in a child’s life promotes their healthy development.
Articles: The Power of Self-CompassionBy Jason Marsh | March 14, 2012
Kristin Neff discusses how self-compassion differs from self-esteem, why self-compassion can be hard for Americans, and the transformative effect it had on her own life--part of Greater Good's podcast series.
Videos and Podcasts: Kristin Neff on the Power of Self-CompassionBy The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley | March 13, 2012
The pioneering researcher and author of Self-Compassion explains why it’s OK to accept your faults and be kind to yourself.
Articles: Staying Sober through ServiceBy Jill Suttie | March 13, 2012
A researcher finds that helping others might be the secret weapon in the fight against addiction.
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Videos and Podcasts: What I Wish I’d Known About How to be HappyBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 20, 2011
Christine and Rona talk about Christine’s commencement speech at UC Berkeley, which was about the three things she wished she’d known about how to be happy when she was graduating from college.
Videos and Podcasts: Talking About Kids’ StressBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 13, 2011
Many kids are anxious, depressed, and stressed. They are self-medicating with drugs and alcohol, and they are cutting themselves. Let’s TALK about this rather than ignore the trends.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Talking to Kids about StressBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 13, 2011
Let's not ignore that many children are anxious, depressed, and stressed out.
Raising Happiness: High GPAs, Low Happiness?By Christine Carter | May 11, 2011
We may be sacrificing our kids’ happiness for higher grades
New research suggests how to coach—and be coached—more effectively.
A scientific controversy about the relationship between meaning and happiness raises fundamental questions about how to live a good life.
A new study finds a biological mechanism behind “thank you"—and reveals one way that it bonds couples together.
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