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Articles: The Kindness of SquirrelsBy Jamie Gorrell | August 15, 2011
What adoption in the wild tells us about the presence—and the limits—of altruism in the animal kingdom.
Raising Happiness: Tuesday Tip: Get Out into NatureBy Christine Carter | August 9, 2011
One thing you can do today to be happier.
Raising Happiness: Tuesday Tip: Take a StrollBy Christine Carter | July 12, 2011
One thing you can do today to be happier.
Videos and Podcasts: Do Your Kids Have “Nature Deficit Disorder?”By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 27, 2011
This week my children are off at a very outdoorsy sleepaway camp—I’m excited for them to be outside nearly constantly for two weeks! One reason why I’m willing to part with them this summer is that I know that their health and happiness will benefit from their time spent in nature.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Do Your Kids Have “Nature Deficit Disorder?”By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 26, 2011
The benefits of a summer spent outdoors
Refuting the management experts, a recent study suggests employees should be free to decorate their own workspaces.
Research Digest Items/Studies: “Green” Exercise Improves Mental Health
Articles: The Hot SpotBy Lisa Bennett | September 1, 2008
Climate scientists wonder why people don’t do more about global warming. Social scientists have some troubling answers.
Articles: Sane in the CityBy Christi Chidester, Alex Dixon | December 1, 2007
What do healthy urban neighborhoods look like?
Articles: Can You Do Good by Eating Well?By Peter Singer, Jim Mason | March 1, 2006
A new movement encourages people to eat food that’s grown close to where they live. The food may be fresher and taste better, but Peter Singer and Jim Mason ask if it’s more ethical to eat locally.
Articles: Schools without BeautyBy Jonathan Kozol | September 1, 2005
What message are we sending kids when their classrooms are an “insult to aesthetics”?
Articles: Green PeaceBy Chris Young | September 1, 2004
What could help do the work of medication, meditation, and community police officers? The answer’s in your backyard.
Laura Pinger and Lisa Flook share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, a wave of studies suggests that the rise of romantic kissing is linked to the changing roles of women.
Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, explains what he sees as the four science-based keys to well-being.
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