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Articles: What Happens to Kids When Parents FightBy Diana Divecha | January 26, 2016
Conflict between parents is inevitable—but it doesn’t have to hurt kids. Here’s how to turn a disagreement into a positive lesson.
According to a new study, we can predict whether teens will get into trouble by how nice they are to strangers.
Articles: What Inequality Does to KidsBy Diana Divecha | December 1, 2015
Robert Putnam's recent book issues a wake-up call for what a nation can and should do for its families.
Articles: The Trouble with Thanksgiving GratitudeBy Kira M. Newman | November 18, 2015
Feeling forced to say “thanks” at Thanksgiving dinner? Here are four exercises to help get the gratefulness going.
A new study suggests that "thank you" can protect marriages from the toxic effects of conflict.
Articles: The Secret to Danish HappinessBy Jessica Alexander | October 27, 2015
Denmark consistently ranks as one of the happiest countries in the world. The reason why might lie with the idea of “hygge.”
A recent study revealed that rediscovering mundane experiences can make us happier than we think they will. Here are tips for making that happen.
Is this the Golden Age of Paternity Leave? Not so fast. Here are tips for employees and managers to change their workplace cultures.
Media coverage of a new study suggests that parenting makes you really unhappy. But is that true?
Rick Hanson asks: What kind of life would it be, never to rain on a parade, your own or anyone else’s?
Ten years after the trauma of the hurricane, a study finds that some students are having unexpected success.
A new study finds the answer may lie with family income.
Articles: How to Make Dads MemorableBy Scott Behson | June 18, 2015
When so much of the work of parenthood goes unnoticed, how do we remember our fathers on Father's Day?
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 Music Help Keep Memory Alive?By Jill Suttie | April 21, 2015
A conversation with the makers of Alive Inside, a new documentary about how music is helping people with dementia.
Articles: How to Help Teens Find PurposeBy Patrick Cook-Deegan | April 16, 2015
Teens are naturally driven to seek new experiences—and that may be the key to helping them develop a sense of purpose in life.
Articles: Measuring Compassion in the BodyBy Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | March 9, 2015
What happens in Vagus… may make or break compassion.
Articles: How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t SpoiledBy Ron Lieber | February 4, 2015
How can parents help kids have a healthy relationship to money? It starts with overcoming shyness and discomfort about financial issues.
True happiness and satisfaction are found in balance, says Christine Carter, not in the unyielding pursuit of an impossible ideal.
Laura Pinger and Lisa Flook share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, a wave of studies suggests that the rise of romantic kissing is linked to the changing roles of women.
Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, explains what he sees as the four science-based keys to well-being.
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