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Articles: Why You Need More Nature in Your LifeBy Jill Suttie | February 10, 2017
Research suggests that spending too little time in nature deprives us of benefits to our health, happiness, and creativity.
According to a new study, the relationship between happiness and personality is more complex than we thought.
Articles: The Four Keys to a Meaningful LifeBy Jill Suttie | January 20, 2017
A new book explores how writers, philosophers, and everyday people think about pursuing meaning in life.
Articles: Are Your Happiness Goals Too High?By James Baraz | January 17, 2017
On the road to well-being, says James Baraz, embrace all your diverse feelings.
According to a new study, reminiscing about certain types of experiences could boost your well-being.
Our team names the most provocative and influential findings published during this past year.
A wave of studies in 2016 suggest that masculine ideals can hurt men's physical and mental health. But they also hint at a healthier aspiration for men.
Articles: How to Budget for More HappinessBy Tchiki Davis | December 20, 2016
The purchases we make fall into four categories—some of which bring more happiness than others.
A new book argues that the American pursuit of happiness is leading us in the wrong direction.
According to a new study, changing your perspective may be helpful in some situations—but not others.
Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2016By Jill Suttie, Kira M. Newman, Diana Divecha, Laura Saponara | December 7, 2016
Greater Good's editors pick this year’s most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books on the science of a meaningful life.
Christine Carter explains how to shorten your to-do list and feel more motivated to tackle it, all at once.
According to a new study, mindful people might be happier because they act according to their values.
One educator shares tales of teaching life lessons to her students, alongside integrals and exponentials.
Articles: People Who Trust Technology Are HappierBy Deborah Yip | October 20, 2016
Whether you're religious or not, putting your faith in science and technology could be good for you, a new study suggests.
Articles: How to Awaken Joy in KidsBy James Baraz, Michele Lilyanna | October 10, 2016
These research-based practices can help kids (and adults) foster authentic happiness.
Articles: How to Teach Happiness at SchoolBy Ilona Boniwell | October 6, 2016
We can teach students crucial skills of well-being without overhauling the curriculum, Ilona Boniwell explains.
More than a decade of research looks at how our spending choices can make us happier—or leave us disappointed.
A new study suggests that happy, rhythmic music increases cooperative behavior—and that may be good news for employers.
Recent research sheds light on a question that obsesses many people.
A new review of many studies suggests that our personality isn't as unchangeable as we think.
A 20-year study of consensually non-monogamous adults reveals seven lessons for anyone who wants to keep love alive.
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