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Articles: Three Ways to Foster a Forgiving SchoolBy Vicki Zakrzewski | February 5, 2014
Research suggests that forgiveness might be an unexpected but powerful way to enhance school culture
Two new studies look at how gratitude, grit, and forgiveness can work together to cut suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Articles: Eight Inspiring Images from 2013By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 29, 2013
We remember acts of heroism, altruism, compassion, and forgiveness from the past year.
Articles: Just One Thing: Transform Ill WillBy Rick Hanson | July 10, 2013
Ill will creates negative, vicious cycles, says Rick Hanson. But with a few simple steps, we can aim our will at creating good feelings.
Articles: Can Patriotism Be Compassionate?By Jeremy Adam Smith | July 2, 2013
Feeling ambivalent about the Fourth of July? New psychological research points to how we can feel authentic pride for our country—and still be citizens of the world.
Articles: Seven Inspiring Images from 2012By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 28, 2012
Need some elevation? We remember acts of heroism, altruism, compassion, joy, and forgiveness from the past year.
Are people horrible? It's a question many Americans are asking ourselves after the horror of a school shooting.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Raising Forgiving KidsBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 29, 2012
How to teach kids the skills they need to be forgiving
Videos and Podcasts: Raising Forgiving KidsBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 29, 2012
Is your child having a hard time forgiving a classmate for hurting his or her feelings? If you’ve got a grudge-holding or revenge-seeking kiddo, this podcast is for you! Rona and I discuss foundational skills that lead to forgiveness. Part one of two.
Articles: Just One Thing: See Good IntentionsBy Rick Hanson | November 14, 2012
In recognizing the positive intentions in others, says Rick Hanson, we feel safer, more supported, and happier.
Articles: The Healthy Way to Forgive YourselfBy Juliana Breines | August 23, 2012
Self-forgiveness is critical to well-being—but it has a dark side. Here are four steps to healthy self-forgiveness, based on recent research.
Articles: Just One Thing: Hush the Inner CriticBy Rick Hanson | August 22, 2012
Messing up is easy, says Rick Hanson. But forgiving yourself takes practice.
Articles: 12 Steps to HappinessBy Stacey Kennelly | August 9, 2012
A slideshow illustrating a dozen research-tested happiness activities you can start practicing today.
Articles: What We Google When We Google LoveBy Jeremy Adam Smith | June 19, 2012
Internet searches for positive emotions and behaviors are increasing; searches for negative emotions are staying flat. We don't know why, but we know people are searching for what's good in humanity.
Videos and Podcasts: Forgive and Forget?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 10, 2012
Is the old adage “forgive and forget” still good advice? Rona and I talk about the relationship between forgiveness and happiness, and we suggest some things we can do with kids that will help teach them the skills they need to forgive and move on.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Forgive and Forget?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 10, 2012
When we forget what happened, do we set ourselves up?
Articles: The Happiness of PursuitBy Jill Suttie | April 3, 2012
What's the basis of a good life? Jill Suttie reviews three new books about happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Raising Happiness: The “Good” DivorceBy Christine Carter | March 19, 2012
Twenty percent of kids are damaged by divorce. Here’s how to make kids part of the other 80 percent.
Raising Happiness: Is Marital Bliss Sexist?By Christine Carter | March 3, 2012
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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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