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Raising Happiness: Inspiration for ParentsBy Christine Carter | June 9, 2011
Everyday things that make my heart soar.
An interview with Roko Belic, director of the new documentary film Happy.
Raising Happiness: My UC Berkeley Commencement SpeechBy Christine Carter | May 18, 2011
Brief advice for a life well-lived
Raising Happiness: Manufacturing HappinessBy Christine Carter | April 13, 2011
Ways to feel happy after we feel sad.
Videos and Podcasts: Helping Kids Understand International CrisisBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | April 11, 2011
How to help your kids feel compassion rather than panic
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Helping Kids Understand International CrisisBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | April 11, 2011
Tips for helping kids feel compassion rather than panic
Raising Happiness: Tuesday Tip: Appreciate the Love in Your LifeBy Christine Carter | April 5, 2011
One thing you can do today to be happier.
Greater Good's Jason Marsh writes on CNN.com that sharing the latest Mega Millions jackpot might bring the winners more happiness than keeping the prize all to themselves.
Raising Happiness: Watching the Crisis in Japan: Feeling Good While Others SufferBy Christine Carter | March 23, 2011
Compassion is a positive emotion—just like happiness.
Marc Bekoff explains how many different animal species show grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and a range of other emotions.
Articles: 5 Ways Giving Is Good for YouBy Jill Suttie, Jason Marsh | December 13, 2010
Jason Marsh and Jill Suttie offer added incentives to get into the holiday spirit.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Gratitude Strengthens Relationships
James Baraz explains how you can really enjoy the holidays.
Raising Happiness: Are we Genetically Wired for Gratitude?By Rachel Lee | November 28, 2010
NBC Nightly News special about the science of happiness
A Q&A with our parenting expert.
Raising Happiness: Giving Thanks for OthersBy Christine Carter | November 22, 2010
Two favorite Thanksgiving rituals.
Articles: What Are You Grateful For?By Jill Suttie | November 22, 2010
Some of today's leading artists share their gratitude lists. What's on yours?
Raising Happiness: Teenagers: Are Yours More Entitled Than Grateful?By Christine Carter | November 18, 2010
When gratitude is a good idea that doesn’t work
Videos and Podcasts: What Good is Gratitude?By Robert Emmons | November 17, 2010
Robert Emmons discusses why practicing gratitude has transformative effects on our social and emotional well-being.
When taught together, social-emotional learning and mindfulness can have even greater impact on both individuals and the world around us.
A new study suggests that fostering compassion among health care workers might improve the quality of patient care.
What helps us to take responsibility for our mistakes? A recent study says the key might lie with your belief that people can change.
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Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
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