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Articles: Can Purpose Keep You Alive?

By Neil Si-Jia Zhang | August 27, 2014

Young people: Do you want to live longer? Try finding a sense of purpose in your life.

 
Jack Kornfield speaking at one of the GGSC's Science of a Meaningful Life seminars. He'll join us again on June 7 for the Greater Good Gratitude Summit.

Articles: Jack Kornfield on Gratitude and Mindfulness

By Carolyn Gregoire | May 19, 2014

The Buddhist teacher and best-selling author explores the connection between moment-to-moment awareness and "the spirit of gratitude."

 

Articles: Seven Ways to Foster Gratitude in Kids

By Jeffrey Froh, Giacomo Bono | March 5, 2014

Many parents and educators worry that today's children are ungrateful. But new research suggests ways to turn the tide.

 

Articles: Is a Happy Life Different from a Meaningful One?

By Jason Marsh, Jill Suttie | February 25, 2014

A scientific controversy about the relationship between meaning and happiness raises fundamental questions about how to live a good life.

 

Articles: Six Books We Overlooked in 2013

By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | January 7, 2014

Good books about the science of meaningful life that we wish we had reviewed last year!

 

Articles: The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2013

By Jason Marsh, Devan Davison, Bianca Lorenz, Lauren Klein, Jeremy Adam Smith, Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | January 2, 2014

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

 
The Greater Good Science Center also popularizes the science of a meaningful life through conferences and seminars that feature researchers like Jon Kabat-Zinn, here speaking at the “Practicing Mindfulness and Compassion” conference in March.

Articles: The Year’s Most Popular Articles about the “Science of a Meaningful Life”

By Jeremy Adam Smith | January 1, 2014

We round up the most-read Greater Good articles from 2013—and point to 10 more you ought to consider reading.

 

Articles: Eight Ways to Find More Meaning at Work

By Morten Hansen, Dacher Keltner | November 4, 2013

Does your job seem dull and meaningless? Morten Hansen and Dacher Keltner point the way out.

 

Articles: A Healthier Kind of Happiness

By Jill Suttie | September 10, 2013

Happiness and good health seem to go together. But according to a new study, not all forms of happiness are created equal.

 

Articles: Three Insights from the Frontiers of Positive Psychology

By Elise Proulx | August 7, 2013

Last month, the third World Congress on Positive Psychology convened leading scientists to explore the keys to a happy and meaningful life. Here are three of the most striking and practical insights from the conference.

 

Articles: June Education Newsletter

By Vicki Zakrzewski | June 11, 2013

From how to help students develop purpose to an interview with the creator of the World Peace Game, here's a round-up of our recent education content.

 

Articles: Six Tips for Making the Leap to Meaningful Work

By Roman Krznaric | May 15, 2013

Job satisfaction is at record lows. What does it take to overcome the fear of change, especially in tough economic times?

 
A leading researcher in positive psychology explains how understanding our misconceptions about happiness can ultimately lead us to a rich and meaningful life.

Videos and Podcasts: Sonja Lyubomirsky on the Myths of Happiness

By The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley | February 20, 2013

A leading researcher in positive psychology explains how understanding our misconceptions about happiness can ultimately lead us to a rich and meaningful life.

 

Articles: Six Books We Overlooked in 2012

By Jill Suttie | January 11, 2013

Good books about the science of meaningful life that we wish we had reviewed in 2012!

 

Articles: Take This Job and….

By Vicki Zakrzewski | December 20, 2012

Wait! Here are some research-based ways teachers and principals can rejuvenate their passion for their jobs over the holidays.

 

Articles: Why Inequality Is Bad for the One Percent

By Jason Marsh | September 25, 2012

What Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” video reveals about the links between inequality, compassion, and happiness.

 

Articles: Just One Thing: Find Your North Star

By Rick Hanson | May 11, 2012

Where are you headed? Rick Hanson suggests a way to discover what's most important to you.

 

Articles: Are You Getting Enough Positivity in Your Diet?

By Barbara Fredrickson | June 21, 2011

Positive emotions don’t just make us feel good, explains Barbara Fredrickson. They transform our minds, our bodies, and our ability to bounce back from hard times. Learn Dr. Fredrickson’s research-tested formula for flourishing in life.

 

Raising Happiness: My UC Berkeley Commencement Speech

By Christine Carter | May 18, 2011

Brief advice for a life well-lived

 
Martin Seligman

Articles: Is Happiness Overrated?

By Jason Marsh | May 17, 2011

The founder of positive psychology zeroes in on what really matters.

 

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