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Articles: Are We Born Vengeful?

By Jenn Director Knudsen | July 27, 2015

A new study explores whether children are quicker to comfort a victim or punish the thief—and what this might reveal about human nature.

 

Articles: Three Tricks to Help Find Your Sweet Spot

By Christine Carter | July 23, 2015

Want more of that coveted state of ease, brilliance, and hyper-productivity? Here’s how to get it.

 

Articles: How to Make Dads Memorable

By Scott Behson | June 18, 2015

When so much of the work of parenthood goes unnoticed, how do we remember our fathers on Father's Day?

 

Articles: You DO Have Time for a Summer Vacation

By Christine Carter | June 16, 2015

Many people feel like they have too much work to take a vacation. But research suggests you’ll be happier, healthier, and more productive if you do.

 
Michael Jordan shooting a free throw with his eyes closed.

Articles: The Zen of Basketball

By 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: Eight Ways to Achieve More While Working Less

By Christine Carter | April 30, 2015

Slacking off makes Christine Carter more productive because she slacks strategically.

 

Articles: Why Humans Need Surprise

By Jill Suttie | April 24, 2015

A new book argues that surprise, whether good or bad, is critical for bringing vitality to our lives.

 
A scene from the film Alive Inside.

Articles: Can Music Help Keep Memory Alive?

By Jill Suttie | April 21, 2015

A conversation with the makers of Alive Inside, a new documentary about how music is helping people with dementia.

 

Articles: Three Risky Ways to Fall Deeply in Love

By Christine Carter | February 11, 2015

Love comes from action, not waiting to be adored.

 

Articles: Five Ways Music Can Make You Healthier

By Jill Suttie | January 20, 2015

New studies are suggesting that music can be more powerful than medication.

 

Articles: Four Ways Music Strengthens Social Bonds

By Jill Suttie | January 15, 2015

Why would human evolution have given us music? New research says the answer may lie in our drive to connect.

 
Valorie Salimpoor, McGill University

Articles: Why We Love Music

By Jill Suttie | January 12, 2015

Researchers are discovering how music affects the brain, helping us to make sense of its real emotional and social power.

 
Joshua Wolf Shenk

Articles: The Social Artist

By Jill Suttie | September 23, 2014

A new book argues that creativity can be—and often is—a social endeavor, rather than the work of a lone genius.

 

Articles: Five Tips for Helping Teens Manage Technology

By Diana Divecha | June 25, 2014

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to guiding teens’ technology use, but it helps to understand both the technology and normal brain development.

 
According to a recent report from the NFL, Miami Dolphins player Richie Incognito (left, number 68) bullied Jonathan Martin (right, 71).

Articles: Why Do We Blame Victims?

By Juliana Breines | April 8, 2014

Why do so many people take the side of bullies over their victims? The answers might surprise you.

 

Articles: What Bonobos Can Tell Us About Our Parents

By William Pettus | March 6, 2014

A recent study reveals unexpected similarities between the emotional lives of human and ape kids—bound together by the quality of parenting.

 

Articles: When is Parenting All Joy and No Fun?

By Jill Suttie | February 20, 2014

A new book explores why contemporary parenthood can be so stressful—and at the same time so meaningful.

 

Raising Happiness: Is Your Marriage Losing its Luster?

By Christine Carter | January 28, 2014

Three easy ways to make it feel like new love

 

Raising Happiness: Tablet and Smartphone Boot Camp for Middle School Parents

By Christine Carter | November 26, 2013

‘Tis the season for electronic gifts. But these days, parents need to provide their kids with much more than batteries for all their devices.

 
The author and his son modeling their Halloween costumes.

Articles: Five Reasons Why Humans Need Halloween

By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 30, 2013

Scientifically validated reasons to celebrate the scary things in life.

 

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