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Articles: Making Teens More MindfulBy Jill Suttie | July 6, 2015
A new book aimed at teens tries to introduce them to mindfulness and help apply it to their lives.
Articles: Can Compassion Change the World?By Jill Suttie | June 23, 2015
Daniel Goleman talks with Greater Good about his new book, A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World.
Articles: Will Mindfulness Hurt Your Career?By Kerri Cummings | June 15, 2015
Worried that mindfulness will undermine your drive to succeed? Research says you shouldn't be.
The Insight Prison Project helps incarcerated men learn new emotional skills in order to succeed in and out of prison. But it can also help crime survivors.
BlackRock’s Golbie Kamarei shares lessons from leading a mindfulness revolution on Wall Street.
Articles: Can Wishful Thinking Heal Your Brain?By Diana Divecha | June 2, 2015
A new book explores the frontiers of neuroplasticity, but Diana Divecha says that not all its conclusions are sound.
Articles: The Zen of BasketballBy Tovin Lapan | June 1, 2015
With the NBA Finals about to get underway, the Warriors and the Cavaliers want any advantage they can get. Research suggests they should try mindfulness.
Articles: How Mindfulness Can Defeat Racial BiasBy Rhonda Magee | May 14, 2015
There might be a solution to implicit racial bias, argues Rhonda Magee: cultivating moment-to-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, and surroundings.
Articles: Is Mindfulness Really Getting Muddied?By Barry Boyce, James Gimian | May 1, 2015
There's a growing backlash against mindfulness. But does it have any scientific basis?
Articles: How to Turn Stress into a Good ThingBy Shamash Alidina | April 27, 2015
Stress has a bad reputation, but that doesn't mean you can't become friends.
Articles: How Science Helps Us Find the GoodBy Jeremy Adam Smith | April 9, 2015
Looking back at 10 years of writing about the science of human goodness for Greater Good, Jeremy Adam Smith discovers that the bad and good—and the inner and outer—go hand in hand.
A new study suggests that experience trumps intellectual knowledge when it comes to fostering compassion.
Articles: How Meditation Can Change BusinessBy Jill Suttie | March 17, 2015
A new book argues that mindfulness promises to transform workplaces from the inside out.
Articles: Stopping the Distraction EpidemicBy Jill Suttie | March 13, 2015
A new book explains why we get so distracted at work—and how we can become more focused and productive.
Articles: How to Forge a Mentoring RelationshipBy Patrick Cook-Deegan | February 17, 2015
Intergenerational mentoring carries many benefits, but it's becoming more and more rare. Here are some tips for renewing an age-old practice.
Articles: My Trouble With MindfulnessBy Jill Suttie | February 9, 2015
Jill Suttie knows the benefits of mindfulness, but she still doesn't practice it. What holds her back?
Articles: How Christine Carter Got Her Groove BackBy Jill Suttie | February 6, 2015
A new book by long-time Greater Good contributor Christine Carter provides tips for finding balance in your life.
Christine Carter talks with James Baraz, author of Awakening Joy.
It's easy to make New Year resolutions. The trick lies in keeping them!
Our kids' lives are not our lives. Once you recognize that fact, says Christine Carter, you can start the conversation.
In an adaptation from his new book Altruism, Buddhist monk and bestselling author Matthieu Ricard takes on the notion that humans have a fixed nature.
Research on neurodegenerative diseases suggests that identity Is lost without a moral compass.
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