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Articles: How Love Can Survive Death

By Kira M. Newman | February 12, 2016

According to a new study, the link between two partners’ well-being isn’t weakened when one passes away.

 

Articles: How Positive Thinking Can Backfire

By Nathan Collins | February 5, 2016

According to a new study, positive daydreaming may lead to depression down the road.

 

Articles: The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2015

By Jason Marsh, Kirra Dickinson, Kira M. Newman, Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 29, 2015

The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.

 

Articles: The Best Greater Good Articles of 2015

By Greater Good Editors | December 28, 2015

We round up the most-read Greater Good articles from the past year—and our editors pick the best of the rest.

 

Articles: How Our Brains Make Us Generous

By Summer Allen, Jill Suttie | December 21, 2015

A recent series of ground-breaking neuroscience studies suggest that empathy and altruism are deeply rooted in human nature.

 

Articles: Does Happiness Really Help You Live Longer?

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | December 18, 2015

A new study contradicts prior research by suggesting that a happy life isn’t necessarily a longer one. But a closer look reveals that there's more to the story.

 
Dacher Keltner

Articles: Does Wealth Reduce Compassion?

By BerkeleyWellness, Dacher Keltner | December 17, 2015

Dacher Keltner discusses his lab's research into the effect that wealth has on people's generosity and sense of connectedness.

 
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Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2015

By Jill Suttie, Diana Divecha, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 15, 2015

Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.

 
engagedIN Press, 2015, 414 pages

Articles: How to Live an Intentional Life

By Jill Suttie | December 11, 2015

A new book applies the principles of modern design to creating a mindful, healthy, and purposeful life.

 

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!

 

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