The children of Christine Carter's husband have taught her to give her own kids a little more space.
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Slacking off makes Christine Carter more productive because she slacks strategically.
Articles: Why Humans Need SurpriseBy Jill Suttie | April 24, 2015
A new book argues that surprise, whether good or bad, is critical for bringing vitality to our lives.
Articles: Can an Online Course Boost Happiness?By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, Juliana Breines | April 22, 2015
Based on the results from our “Science of Happiness” class, the answer seems to be Yes!
Articles: How to Help Teens Find PurposeBy Patrick Cook-Deegan | April 16, 2015
Teens are naturally driven to seek new experiences—and that may be the key to helping them develop a sense of purpose in life.
A new study suggests that experience trumps intellectual knowledge when it comes to fostering compassion.
Articles: Happiness Greatest HitsBy Jeremy Adam Smith | March 20, 2015
Today is the UN's International Day of Happiness! To celebrate, here's a list of some of our most illuminating and helpful happiness research, tools, and tips.
Research has found that right-wingers report being happier than those on the left. But a new study calls that into question by measuring words and behavior.
Articles: Where Can We Find Sustainable Happiness?By Sarah van Gelder | March 12, 2015
Our society has become addicted to short-term happiness. But there's a better way, argues Sarah van Gelder.
A conversation with Twitter’s Niki Lustig about how the social media giant fosters a sense of purpose among their employees.
Recent research backs up Friedrich Nietzsche.
Articles: How Christine Carter Got Her Groove BackBy Jill Suttie | February 6, 2015
A new book by long-time Greater Good contributor Christine Carter provides tips for finding balance in your life.
Articles: How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t SpoiledBy Ron Lieber | February 4, 2015
How can parents help kids have a healthy relationship to money? It starts with overcoming shyness and discomfort about financial issues.
Articles: How to Find Your Sweet SpotBy Jill Suttie | January 21, 2015
Jill Suttie talks with the GGSC's Christine Carter about her new book.
True happiness and satisfaction are found in balance, says Christine Carter, not in the unyielding pursuit of an impossible ideal.
New studies predict that you will be happier if you check your phone less. But how?
Articles: How Gratitude Beats MaterialismBy Jason Marsh, Dacher Keltner | January 8, 2015
New studies reveal how to deliberately cultivate gratitude in ways that counter materialism and its negative effects.
Christine Carter talks with James Baraz, author of Awakening Joy.
Articles: Just One Thing: Let It GoBy Rick Hanson | January 5, 2015
Some things are easy to give up, says Rick Hanson. But what do you do when they aren't?
It's easy to make New Year resolutions. The trick lies in keeping them!
A new study maps what happens in our bodies and brains when we witness acts of kindness and compassion.
Stress doesn't always lead to fight-or-flight, says Kelly McGonigal. It can also activate brain systems that help us connect with other people.
A new study of five year olds reveals what forces stop us from helping people in need—and what we can do to overcome them.
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