New studies reveal how different policies affect parental well-being—and what obstacles we face in bringing them to America.
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Articles: How Nature Helps Fathers NurtureBy Jeremy Adam Smith, Summer Allen | June 15, 2016
What biological forces could help explain why some fathers are more involved with children than others?
Is this the Golden Age of Paternity Leave? Not so fast. Here are tips for employees and managers to change their workplace cultures.
Articles: Gratitude for DadBy Janice Kaplan | June 18, 2015
Inspired by the forthcoming book The Gratitude Diaries, 98 young filmmakers created "thank you" videos for their fathers. Here are the best!
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?
Forget the ties and power tools! New research says that today's dads want something else for Father's Day: paid leave and flextime.
Articles: What Makes a Compassionate Man?By Kozo Hattori | April 1, 2014
What does it take to foster compassion in men? To find out, Kozo Hattori interviewed scientific and spiritual experts.
Feeling fed up and burned out, Dad? That may be a sign of progress, says Jeremy Adam Smith.
Raising Happiness: 20 Questions to Ask Your FatherBy Christine Carter | June 10, 2013
Print this list for Father’s Day—or for your next family dinner or gathering.
Articles: How to be a Happy Working Dad, Part OneBy Jeremy Adam Smith | March 27, 2013
A new report finds that fitting work with family isn't just a women's issue. Jeremy Adam Smith offers 10 tips for helping fathers to navigate a changing landscape at home and on the job.
Schools, hospitals, and nonprofits sometimes do a poor job of engaging fathers. But two researchers say that can change with four simple steps.
A psychologist offers six tips to help dads be the fathers they want to be.
Raising Happiness: Fathers Have More FunBy Christine Carter | June 11, 2012
This Father’s Day, let’s live vicariously through them
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Raising Happiness: June: The Father’s Day ChallengeBy Christine Carter | June 17, 2010
Announcing the winners of the Mother's Day Happiness Challenge, and a new challenge for Father's Day
Raising Happiness: Dad: Not Just a Back-up MommyBy Christine Carter | June 15, 2010
Involved fathers make for happier kids, happier marriages, happier mothers, and healthier dads.
Articles: Father’s Day GiftBy Katie Goldsmith | June 14, 2010
New research suggests dads matter in their own unique way
Raising Happiness: Daddy Wants a Little NookieBy Christine Carter | June 3, 2010
The science of happy marriages suggests (surprise!) many dads would probably choose sex over a material gift this Father's Day.
Articles: The Daddy BrainBy Jeremy Adam Smith | June 1, 2009
Moms aren't the only ones whose bodies change after having a baby. Jeremy Adam Smith reveals the new science of fatherhood.
Mindful people might be happier because they have a better idea of who they are, suggests a new study.
Recent research suggests that the quest for constant bliss is misguided.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
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