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Tag: Meaningful Life
Tag: Meaningful Life
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Articles: Seven Ways to Foster Gratitude in KidsBy 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.
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 2013By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | January 7, 2014
Good books about the science of meaningful life that we wish we had reviewed last year!
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
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 WorkBy 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 HappinessBy 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.
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 NewsletterBy 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.
Job satisfaction is at record lows. What does it take to overcome the fear of change, especially in tough economic times?
Videos and Podcasts: Sonja Lyubomirsky on the Myths of HappinessBy 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 2012By 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.
What Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” video reveals about the links between inequality, compassion, and happiness.
Articles: Just One Thing: Find Your North StarBy Rick Hanson | May 11, 2012
Where are you headed? Rick Hanson suggests a way to discover what's most important to you.
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 SpeechBy Christine Carter | May 18, 2011
Brief advice for a life well-lived
Articles: Is Happiness Overrated?By Jason Marsh | May 17, 2011
The founder of positive psychology zeroes in on what really matters.
Raising Happiness: Tuesday Tip: Flex your generosity muscleBy Christine Carter | May 17, 2011
One thing you can do today to be happier.
Want more productive and satisfied employees? A new study suggests that companies should consider mindfulness training for managers.
A new study finds that troubled people can reap enormous benefits from keeping a journal that focuses their attention on the good things in life.
Psychologist and author Shauna Shapiro explains new research into how meditation changes the brain.
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