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Articles: Six Habits of Highly Grateful PeopleBy Jeremy Adam Smith | November 20, 2013
Are you bad at gratitude, just like Jeremy Adam Smith? He has some lessons for you from people who know how to say "Thanks!"
A new study is the first to find that happy people have less risk of a heart attack--even if their family history puts them at high risk.
Articles: Five Ways to Make Mindfulness More ManlyBy Kozo Hattori | June 25, 2013
Many more women than men enroll in mindfulness and compassion training courses. How can we change that?
Articles: How the Mind Can Heal the HeartBy Jill Suttie | June 19, 2013
Tara Bennett-Goleman and Daniel Goleman explain the science behind "mind whispering"—a technique for overcoming self-defeating habits of mind.
Articles: Seven Paths to a Meaningful LifeBy Philip Zimbardo | May 28, 2013
A giant in the field of social psychology draws on five decades of teaching and research to reveal the secrets of a fulfilling life to today's graduating seniors.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Making New Year’s Resolutions?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | January 3, 2013
Tips for making resolutions that we can keep
Articles: Six Habits of Highly Empathic PeopleBy Roman Krznaric | November 27, 2012
We can cultivate empathy throughout our lives, says Roman Krznaric—and use it as a radical force for social transformation.
Videos and Podcasts: Keeping Kids Safe—and Happy!—on FacebookBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | October 11, 2012
Rona and I will talk about online safety and ways to create happiness for our children in these social networks sites.
Videos and Podcasts: Getting in Good Habits, part 2By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | September 27, 2012
Rona and I continue last week’s discussion—and specific instruction—for getting into a new habit. Note: I reference (and recommend!) BJ Fogg’s work in this podcast. His website is www.tinyhabits.com.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Getting in Good Habits, part 2By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | September 27, 2012
Part 2: Establishing new routines
Videos and Podcasts: Getting in Good Habits, part 1By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | September 20, 2012
It’s one thing to know what you want to do to make your life better…and quite another to actually be able to do it. Last week Rona and I discussed the benefits of having a mindfulness or meditation habit; this week we talk about how to establish such a habit, or any other.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Getting in Good Habits, part 1By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | September 20, 2012
Want to meditate? Exercise? Floss?
Videos and Podcasts: Best Back-to-School TipsBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | August 30, 2012
Rona and my best tips for smooth-sailing in the morning as we go back-to-school: no yelling, no nagging, and no missed buses.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Best Back-to-School TipsBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | August 30, 2012
Are you a morning yeller?
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.
Articles: 12 Steps to HappinessBy Stacey Kennelly | August 9, 2012
A slideshow illustrating a dozen research-tested happiness activities you can start practicing today.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: How Good Are Your Habits, and How Strong is Your Willpower?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 21, 2012
Tips for boosting your ability to do what you want to do
Videos and Podcasts: How Good Are Your Habits, and How Strong is Your Willpower?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 21, 2012
You may know what you need to do to be happy, but do you know how to do it? Rona and I discuss (and sometimes disagree) about the difference between intending to change, and actually having the skills and the brain power to do it.
Raising Happiness: Eight Steps to Change Your LifeBy Christine Carter | June 4, 2012
How to remain sane--and even productive--over the summer
A mindfulness teacher shares what he's learned about teaching moment-to-moment awareness to teenagers.
A new study suggests that self-compassion improves mood, largely by helping us avoid negative rumination.
Dr. Daniel Siegel explains how changes to the adolescent brain transform relationships with peers and parents—and what adults can learn from those changes.
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