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Articles: Three Risky Ways to Fall Deeply in LoveBy Christine Carter | February 11, 2015
Love comes from action, not waiting to be adored.
Articles: Why Happiness is the Wrong PursuitBy Christine Carter | December 11, 2014
The way to lead a joyful life is not to pursue happiness for ourselves, argues Christine Carter, but to pursue it for others
Articles: Four Reasons to Stay SingleBy Juliana Breines | October 29, 2014
New studies suggest you should hold out for a relationship that makes you truly happy.
Articles: Is Kindness Physically Attractive?By Scott Barry Kaufman | October 15, 2014
A new study suggests that strengthening the content of your character can make you beautiful.
Articles: When Does Power Hurt Romance?By Amie M. Gordon | October 2, 2014
Four new studies reveal how having power affects your willingness to walk in your partner's shoes.
Videos and Podcasts: How Does Gratitude Affect Romantic Relationships?By Sara Algoe | September 29, 2014
At the 2014 Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Sara Algoe describes her research into how gratitude affects romantic partners’ feelings for one another, as well as their style of relating to each other.
Videos and Podcasts: What is Love? What is Trust?By Jack Kornfield | September 5, 2014
In a conversation at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Jack Kornfield and Brother David explore the definitions and relationship of love and trust.
Articles: Six Skillful Ways to Deal with DisasterBy Linda Graham | September 4, 2014
Practical tools and resources for helping cope with the challenges and crises of our lives.
Articles: Mindful Discipline for KidsBy Jill Suttie | June 16, 2014
Psychologist Shauna Shapiro explains how parents can combine firm boundaries with loving connection.
Articles: Just One Thing: Feel WholeBy Rick Hanson | May 26, 2014
Allowing just a small part of ourselves to take over can lead to mistakes, argues Rick Hanson. Here's how to become whole again.
Two new studies explore how attachment style, romantic conflict, stress, gender, and mindfulness interact with each other.
Rick Hanson says we have a lot to gain by cultivating the ability to see other people's pain.
Articles: What Makes a Compassionate Man?By Kozo Hattori | April 1, 2014
What does it take to foster compassion in men? To find out, Kozo Hattori interviewed scientific and spiritual experts.
Do you have commitment, trust, and attachment issues? Science helped Meghan Laslocky—and it just might help you, too.
Articles: Where to Find Love on FacebookBy Jeremy Adam Smith, Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | February 12, 2014
The GGSC worked with Facebook to develop a new type of emoticon. Can you guess which one proved most popular?
A new study finds a biological mechanism behind “thank you"—and reveals one way that it bonds couples together.
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2013By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith, Jason Marsh | December 16, 2013
Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.
Articles: Just One Thing: Feel the SupportBy Rick Hanson | October 24, 2013
We get more support than we think, says Rick Hanson. We just have to allow ourselves to feel it.
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.
Nature endowed humanity with both revenge and forgiveness as tools of conflict resolution. But why does one seem so much harder than the other?
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- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
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The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
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