What Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” video reveals about the links between inequality, compassion, and happiness.
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Articles: Is Gross National Happiness Next?By Jason Marsh | May 2, 2011
New momentum for governments' efforts to track the happiness of their citizens.
Research Digest Items/Studies: How Governments Can Make Us Happy
Research Digest Items/Studies: Reduce Prejudice? Yes, You Can
A round-up of recent books on happiness and innovative approaches in therapy.
Research Digest Items/Studies: How to Start Addressing Achievement Gaps
Articles: The Politics of EmpathyBy Jill Suttie | June 17, 2010
Recent books bring empathy out of the lab and into policy debates
Articles: More than a FeelingBy J.D. Trout | May 11, 2010
J.D. Trout explains that to fight poverty, empathy isn't enough.
Articles: Schools without BeautyBy Jonathan Kozol | September 1, 2005
What message are we sending kids when their classrooms are an “insult to aesthetics”?
Articles: Book Review: Leave No Child BehindBy Matthew Wheeland | March 1, 2005
by James Comer
Yale University Press, 2004, 352 pages
A mindfulness teacher shares what he's learned about teaching moment-to-moment awareness to teenagers.
Dr. Daniel Siegel explains how changes to the adolescent brain transform relationships with peers and parents—and what adults can learn from those changes.
A new study suggests that self-compassion improves mood, largely by helping us avoid negative rumination.
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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”...
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The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
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Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
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