Tag: Happiness


Tag: Happiness

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Articles: The Three Parts of an Effective Apology

By Christine Carter | November 12, 2015

"I'm sorry" isn't enough—Christine Carter explains what else needs to be said.


Articles: Want to Be Happy? Make Your Relationships Exceptional

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | November 9, 2015

New data from our Science of Happiness course confirm the link between well-being and relationship quality.


Articles: How to Thrive in the Attention Economy

By Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter | November 3, 2015

Now more than ever, we need to learn to practice mindfulness.


Articles: The Secret to Danish Happiness

By Jessica Alexander | October 27, 2015

Denmark consistently ranks as one of the happiest countries in the world. The reason why might lie with the idea of “hygge.”


Articles: Why Americans Struggle to be Happy

By Jill Suttie | October 26, 2015

A new cross-cultural study finds that we should pursue stronger social ties, not happiness.


Articles: Evidence Mounts That Mindfulness Breeds Resilience

By Tom Jacobs | October 12, 2015

Researchers argue that's a major reason why the practice is so beneficial.


Articles: Where’s Your Spot on the Happiness Starting Block?

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, Kristophe Green | October 6, 2015

Here’s what we learned from The Science of Happiness 2015 pre-course survey.

UC Berkeley professor and Greater Good Science Center director Dacher Keltner co-teaches GG101x.

Articles: Little Life Changes Inspired by the Science of Happiness

By Kira M. Newman | September 28, 2015

Students share what they've gained from taking our free online happiness course.

Studies find that relatively happy people of Bhutan (left) and Iceland (upper right) have governments that are responsive to their needs, but that the unhappy Moldovans (lower right) are distrusting and uncooperative.

Articles: Should Governments Measure Happiness?

By Peter Kinderman | September 25, 2015

Governments are starting to track happiness. Is it just a waste of time and money?


Articles: Is it Time to Take the “Positive” Out of Positive Psychology?

By Amie M. Gordon | September 9, 2015

Being kind, caring, and compassionate may not always lead to greater well-being.

GG101x instructors Emiliana Simon-Thomas and Dacher Keltner

Articles: Can You Really Learn to be Happier?

By Yasmin Anwar | August 31, 2015

The GGSC's Science of Happiness class relaunches on Sept. 8!


Articles: Is Becoming a Parent Really Worse than Losing Your Spouse?

By Jill Suttie | August 17, 2015

Media coverage of a new study suggests that parenting makes you really unhappy. But is that true?


Articles: Just One Thing: Don’t Rain on the Parade!

By Rick Hanson | August 4, 2015

Rick Hanson asks: What kind of life would it be, never to rain on a parade, your own or anyone else’s?


Articles: Six Ways Happiness Is Good for Your Health

By Kira M. Newman | July 28, 2015

Need some extra motivation to get happier? Check out the ways that well-being has been linked to good health.


Articles: Four Lessons from “Inside Out” to Discuss With Kids

By Jason Marsh, Vicki Zakrzewski | July 14, 2015

The new Pixar film has moved viewers young and old to take a look inside their own minds.


Articles: A Better Way to Pursue Happiness

By Lahnna Catalino | July 13, 2015

Trying to be happy can be a recipe for unhappiness. But researcher Lahnna Catalino explains how to go about it effectively.

W. W. Norton & Company, 2015, 400 pages

Articles: Can Neuroscience Help Tune Your Brain?

By Jill Suttie | June 26, 2015

A new book explains why we sometimes seem to act against our own best interest—and what we can do to change course.


Articles: Five Ways for Teachers to Recharge This Summer

By Emily Campbell | June 17, 2015

Another school year is over. And just in time, here are activities from our new web resource to help teachers make the most of summer.


Articles: You DO Have Time for a Summer Vacation

By Christine Carter | June 16, 2015

Many people feel like they have too much work to take a vacation. But research suggests you’ll be happier, healthier, and more productive if you do.


Articles: What Makes a Nation Happy?

By Cat Johnson | June 12, 2015

A rundown of the world's 10 happiest countries—and what factors might have made them that way.


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