Advisory programs, which are common in non-traditional schools, could help students improve their relationships and prepare for life outside school.
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According to a new study, the relationship between happiness and personality is more complex than we thought.
Articles: The Four Keys to a Meaningful LifeBy Jill Suttie | January 20, 2017
A new book explores how writers, philosophers, and everyday people think about pursuing meaning in life.
New research is revealing how to protect teens' mental health during a challenging part of life.
Articles: Living with a Purpose Changes EverythingBy Jill Suttie | May 20, 2016
According to a new book, having a purpose in life is crucial for our health and well-being.
Articles: How to Talk with Teens about PurposeBy Jill Suttie | May 13, 2016
A Q&A with Kendall Bronk about instilling purpose in teens—and the emerging research showing why it's so important.
New research is finding that being kind and giving to others can make our lives feel more meaningful.
Leah Weiss explains how to bring more awareness, compassion, and purpose to work without a meditation cushion.
Many students go through high school bored and unengaged. Patrick Cook-Deegan explains what a purpose-driven curriculum would look like.
Articles: How to Help Teens Find PurposeBy Patrick Cook-Deegan | April 16, 2015
Teens are naturally driven to seek new experiences—and that may be the key to helping them develop a sense of purpose in life.
A conversation with Twitter’s Niki Lustig about how the social media giant fosters a sense of purpose among their employees.
Articles: Can Purpose Keep You Alive?By Neil Si-Jia Zhang | August 27, 2014
Young people: Do you want to live longer? Try finding a sense of purpose in your life.
Articles: June Education NewsletterBy Vicki Zakrzewski | June 11, 2013
From how to help students develop purpose to an interview with the creator of the World Peace Game, here's a round-up of our recent education content.
Research suggests that inducing awe in the classroom might inspire kids to find a sense of purpose in life
Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
The instructor of the world’s most popular MOOC explores how to change your life through the power of learning—and why you have more potential than you think.
A new study suggests more empathic police officers are less likely to become discouraged and demoralized.
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