A recent study validates a simple task that might preserve marital satisfaction over the long haul.
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Articles: Five Ways to Renew an Old LoveBy Barbara Fredrickson | February 13, 2013
Love is fleeting, says one of the world's leading experts on positive emotion. But with practice, you can foster love anytime you wish—and in doing so, renew old bonds.
Raising Happiness: Relationship Tip: Say—or Just Think—ThanksBy Christine Carter | February 11, 2013
An easy way to feel more in love.
Articles: How Love Grows in Your BodyBy Jeremy Adam Smith | February 7, 2013
Here are the places where romantic love abides in our bodies—and the role each one plays in sustaining love over time.
Articles: The Love UpgradeBy Jill Suttie | February 4, 2013
In her new book, psychologist Barbara Fredrickson argues that we need a new definition of love, one that realistically accounts for the ways we experience the emotion in our bodies and minds.
Raising Happiness: Does Happiness Undermine Success?By Christine Carter | February 4, 2013
Are you content to postpone happiness to promote achievement?
Raising Happiness: Don’t Quit Your Resolutions Now!By Christine Carter | January 21, 2013
Double down for one more week and reap the benefits.
According to Sonja Lyubomirsky's new book, what should make you happy sometimes doesn't—and what shouldn't make you happy often does!
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Making Sleep a PriorityBy Christine Carter | January 17, 2013
Sleep affects everything, from our moods to our smarts to our body weight
Videos and Podcasts: Gratitude 365By Christine Carter | January 14, 2013
Even though Thanksgiving is quickly becoming a distant memory, giving thanks can still be a significant part of our daily family lives. Here are my three favorite family gratitude practices.
Raising Happiness: Gratitude 365By Christine Carter | January 14, 2013
Three gratitude practices to make habits in the New Year
Articles: Six Books We Overlooked in 2012By Jill Suttie | January 11, 2013
Good books about the science of meaningful life that we wish we had reviewed in 2012!
We round up the most-read Greater Good articles from the past year—and point to 15 more you ought to consider reading.
Raising Happiness: The 10 Most Popular Raising Happiness Posts in 2012By Christine Carter | January 7, 2013
I'm always a little surprised by the posts that rise to the top!
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
Raising Happiness: December Raising Happiness Newsletter & Blog RecapBy Christine Carter | December 31, 2012
Raising Happiness: 3 New Year’s Resolutions that Will Make You HappierBy Christine Carter | December 23, 2012
This year, skip the New Year’s diet and do something fun.
Articles: A “Thnx” a Day Keeps the Doctor AwayBy Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | December 19, 2012
Research predicts gratitude will make people happier and healthier. But we didn't expect our new online gratitude journal, Thnx4.org, to have such a positive impact on participants.
Raising Happiness: Managing StressBy Christine Carter | December 17, 2012
Why your stress matters--and how to manage it
Videos and Podcasts: Managing StressBy Christine Carter | December 17, 2012
Our crazy busy lives—especially at this time of year!—can be stressful. Here are three tips for managing your stress year-round.
Emma Seppala explains how compassionate workplaces are good for employee health and the corporate bottom line.
A new report finds that fitting work with family isn't just a women's issue. Jeremy Adam Smith offers 10 tips for helping fathers to navigate a changing landscape at home and on the job.
A new study shows how seeking happiness at the right time may be more important than seeking happiness all the time.
New research suggests that cutting back on life’s pleasures helps us enjoy them significantly more.
A new documentary reveals the power of mindfulness and neuroplasticity. Bay Area residents can catch a screening tonight at Stanford University.
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Greater Good Resources
- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
- Northeast Foundation for Children
Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
- Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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