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A new study finds that visible inequality makes wealthy people less likely to cooperate with others——which might lead to even greater disparities.
Two new books argue that global philanthropy can get a lot better at helping the poor.
Articles: How Loved Children Become Giving AdultsBy Josh Elmore | August 20, 2015
A new study applies attachment theory to understand why some people donate more to charity than others.
Is this the Golden Age of Paternity Leave? Not so fast. Here are tips for employees and managers to change their workplace cultures.
Articles: What Drives Selfless Acts?By Nathan Collins | July 20, 2015
Altruism has stumped researchers for years, but a new study finds that it may be as simple as choosing to be generous.
A new study finds the answer may lie with family income.
Articles: The Place of Care in the EconomyBy Jill Suttie | May 4, 2015
A new book brings economists, scientists, and Buddhists together to explore the spiritual dimensions of the economy.
Articles: Why People Make Sacrifices for OthersBy Josh Elmore | April 29, 2015
A new study asks: Is costly altruism motivated more by self-centered distress or a compassionate desire to relieve another person’s pain?
Articles: Can a Pill Make You More Compassionate?By Tom Levy | March 25, 2015
A new study suggests that altering the chemical balance in our brains can make us more committed to fairness.
Articles: Where Can We Find Sustainable Happiness?By Sarah van Gelder | March 12, 2015
Our society has become addicted to short-term happiness. But there's a better way, argues Sarah van Gelder.
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.
Articles: How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t SpoiledBy Ron Lieber | February 4, 2015
How can parents help kids have a healthy relationship to money? It starts with overcoming shyness and discomfort about financial issues.
True happiness and satisfaction are found in balance, says Christine Carter, not in the unyielding pursuit of an impossible ideal.
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
Articles: Five Ways to Get the Gift RightBy Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | December 15, 2014
Do presents make you anxious? Here are research-based techniques to help bring joy back into the holidays.
Articles: Can Fighting Poverty Make You Happy?By Jill Suttie | September 11, 2014
A Q&A with Daniel Karslake about his new film, Every Three Seconds.
Forget the ties and power tools! New research says that today's dads want something else for Father's Day: paid leave and flextime.
A scientific controversy about the relationship between meaning and happiness raises fundamental questions about how to live a good life.
Parent donations can widen inequities between public schools. What can we do to motivate affluent parents to charitably support all schools, not just their own?
Feeling forced to say “thanks” at Thanksgiving dinner? Here are four exercises to help get the gratefulness going.
"Thank you" doesn't just bring light to people's faces. It also lights up different parts of the brain.
The emphasis on testing can squeeze the feeling out of today’s classrooms. Here is one teacher’s journey to re-connect with herself and her students.
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