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Raising Happiness: 3 New Year’s Resolutions that Will Make You HappierBy Christine Carter | December 23, 2012
This year, skip the New Year’s diet and do something fun.
Articles: A “Thnx” a Day Keeps the Doctor AwayBy Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | December 19, 2012
Research predicts gratitude will make people happier and healthier. But we didn't expect our new online gratitude journal, Thnx4.org, to have such a positive impact on participants.
Articles: December Education NewsletterBy Vicki Zakrzewski | December 12, 2012
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Raising Happiness: Are We Wired to Want Stuff?By Christine Carter | December 10, 2012
Neuroscience can explain why your kids have the holiday gimmees.
Raising Happiness: Tuesday Tip: Feel Madly in LoveBy Christine Carter | December 4, 2012
One thing you can do today to be happier.
Articles: How to Foster Gratitude in SchoolsBy Jeffrey Froh, Giacomo Bono | November 19, 2012
When students are thankful, they feel more connected to their schools and teachers, explain researchers Jeffrey J. Froh and Giacomo Bono.
Articles: Gratitude Research: Why Bother?By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 19, 2012
Critics say gratitude is unworthy of scientific study, and shouldn't be promoted in schools. We disagree!
Videos and Podcasts: Why Gratitude WorksBy Christine Carter | November 15, 2012
Christine Carter explains why gratitude—an emotion that can seem hokey—actually provides a significant boost to our happiness and life satisfaction.
Videos and Podcasts: Giving ThanksBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 15, 2012
A new slew of tips from Rona and I for fostering gratitude—and combating entitlement—in our children.
Videos and Podcasts: Holiday Gratitude TraditionsBy Christine Carter | November 12, 2012
With Thanksgiving approaching, Christine Carter offers three ways to help adults and kids truly make the holidays a time for gratitude.
Articles: Do We Care for Our Teachers?By Vicki Zakrzewski | October 23, 2012
To create a caring school community, research tells us that care must be extended to everyone.
In a new essay for Big Questions Online, he says we overlook gratitude's greatest benefits when we just focus on happiness.
Raising Happiness: How to Get the Most Out of Family DinnersBy Christine Carter | August 20, 2012
Part 7 in a series: Christine Carter and bestselling author Kelly Corrigan talk about how to get the most out of family dinners.
Close relationships require sacrifice. Here are seven questions to ask yourself before you give up too much.
Articles: 12 Steps to HappinessBy Stacey Kennelly | August 9, 2012
A slideshow illustrating a dozen research-tested happiness activities you can start practicing today.
We get plenty of advice for coping with life’s negative events. But can we deliberately enhance the impact of good things on our lives?
Anne-Marie Slaughter’s “Having it All” essay in this month's The Atlantic raises important questions about men, women... and gratitude.
A new study suggests people are happier when they take time to appreciate the good things in life.
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.
A new study finds that troubled people can reap enormous benefits from keeping a journal that focuses their attention on the good things in life.
Putting something off can trigger a downward negative spiral. But a recent study suggests that being kind to yourself can help you achieve your goals.
Research shows that the spark of kindness resides in everyone, and even small school actions can fan that spark into a flame.
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- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
- Northeast Foundation for Children
Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
- Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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