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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 | Fall 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 | Winter 2007-08
What do healthy urban neighborhoods look like?
Articles: Can You Do Good by Eating Well?By Peter Singer, Jim Mason | Spring/Summer 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 | Fall/Winter 2005-06
What message are we sending kids when their classrooms are an “insult to aesthetics”?
Articles: Green PeaceBy Chris Young | Fall 2004
What could help do the work of medication, meditation, and community police officers? The answer’s in your backyard.
Most of the time, gratitude is good. But research finds that there are situations when "thank you" may be the wrong response.
It's easy to feel grateful when life is good, says Robert Emmons. But when disaster strikes, gratitude is worth the effort.
Job satisfaction is at record lows. What does it take to overcome the fear of change, especially in tough economic times?
These two books give us insights into how brain science can help us understand our nature, improve our lives, and help us empathize with those who may have memory lapses.
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
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This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
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