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Discussing the new film adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s timeless poems with students can help reveal the science of a meaningful life.
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Media coverage of a new study suggests that parenting makes you really unhappy. But is that true?
Articles: How is Technology Shaping Romance?By Jill Suttie | August 12, 2015
Funnyman Asiz Ansari has written a serious, thoughtful book about online dating, and it's pretty good.
When it comes to romance, do you trust your gut? That might not always be the best approach.
Articles: Gratitude for DadBy Janice Kaplan | June 18, 2015
Inspired by the forthcoming book The Gratitude Diaries, 98 young filmmakers created "thank you" videos for their fathers. Here are the best!
Articles: How to Make Dads MemorableBy Scott Behson | June 18, 2015
When so much of the work of parenthood goes unnoticed, how do we remember our fathers on Father's Day?
Articles: Why You Should Love Thy CoworkerBy Kira M. Newman | April 6, 2015
A new study suggests that fostering compassion among health care workers might improve the quality of patient care.
A new study suggests that experience trumps intellectual knowledge when it comes to fostering compassion.
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.
Kristin Neff tackles the misconceptions that stop us from being kinder to ourselves.
A new study finds that the key to raising moral kids lies with the parents' sense of empathy and injustice.
Is your mind wandering? Rick Hanson offers seven steps to get it back on track.
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