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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!
Articles: Can Mindfulness Help Reduce Racism?By Jill Suttie | December 9, 2014
Can we override hidden prejudice? A new study says, yes, it can be done—and the key might be mindfulness meditation.
Kozo Hattori interviewed researchers and spiritual leaders about how to raise compassionate boys. This is what he discovered.
Articles: Three Benefits To Mindfulness at WorkBy Jeremy Adam Smith | November 17, 2014
Four new studies point toward three benefits to cultivating moment-to-moment awareness in the workplace.
Articles: What is a Good Life?By Jill Suttie | October 1, 2014
A new book explores what we know and don’t yet know about human nature and the role of the environment in shaping our moral character.
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.
A new study suggests a way to help the parents of children with autism and other developmental disorders.
A mindfulness teacher shares what he's learned about teaching moment-to-moment awareness to teenagers.
Articles: Mindful LawyeringBy Sara Tollefson | July 28, 2014
Law professor Rhonda Magee explains how mindfulness can benefit lawyers, their clients—and, perhaps, society at large.
About half of substance abusers who enter treatment use again within a year. Can it help to cultivate moment-to-moment awareness?
Videos and Podcasts: How Meditation Changes the BrainBy Shauna Shapiro | June 30, 2014
Psychologist and author Shauna Shapiro explains new research into how meditation changes the brain.
Want more productive and satisfied employees? A new study suggests that companies should consider mindfulness training for managers.
Articles: Making Mindfulness Part of TherapyBy Jill Suttie | June 23, 2014
A new book explores when and how therapists can incorporate moment-to-moment, non-judgmental attention into their practice.
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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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- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
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