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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.

 
The GGSC's Emiliana Simon-Thomas discusses her work with improving the emotional intelligence of Facebook interactions at the second compassion research day.

Articles: Ten New Scientific Findings About Facebook

By Katherine Thorson | May 30, 2014

Social science is just beginning to understand how Facebook has changed our social lives since it was born ten years ago.

 
Basic Books, 2014, 230 pages

Articles: Why Do We Laugh?

By Jill Suttie | May 28, 2014

A new book explains what humor is, how things become funny, and why evolution gave us laughter.

 

Articles: How Your Teen Can Thrive Online

By Diana Divecha | March 18, 2014

Two new books look at how the Internet is affecting teens—and what adults can do to help foster a healthy online life for kids.

 

Articles: How Social Connections Keep Seniors Healthy

By Jill Suttie | March 14, 2014

As we age, we tend to shed family and friends—which can hurt our mental and physical health. How can we design communities for seniors that facilitate social connections?

 

Articles: Does Technology Cut Us Off from Other People?

By Lauren Klein | March 12, 2014

Three new studies paint a surprisingly complicated picture of the role of mobile devices in our social lives—and suggest steps we can take to make the most of technology.

 

Articles: Are Some Social Ties Better Than Others?

By Juliana Breines | March 11, 2014

Which is more important: your spouse or your Facebook friends? A social psychologist says we need both, for weak ties can make us strong—and sometimes strong ties can make us weak.

 

Articles: Is a Happy Life Different from a Meaningful One?

By Jill Suttie, Jason Marsh | February 25, 2014

A scientific controversy about the relationship between meaning and happiness raises fundamental questions about how to live a good life.

 

Articles: Just One Thing: Relax needless fear around others

By Rick Hanson | February 19, 2014

Other people can make us anxious. Sometimes the fear is justified, says Rick Hanson, but most of the time, it's not. How can we overcome those needless fears?

 

Raising Happiness: Is Your Marriage Losing its Luster?

By Christine Carter | January 28, 2014

Three easy ways to make it feel like new love

 

Articles: The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2013

By Jason Marsh, Devan Davison, Bianca Lorenz, Lauren Klein, Jeremy Adam Smith, Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | January 2, 2014

The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.

 

Articles: Scratch a Happy Adult, Find a Socially Connected Childhood

By Lauren Klein | December 12, 2013

A new study finds that a happy life is much more about making friends than it is about making the grade.

 
Crown, 2013, 374 pages

Articles: Why Are We So Wired to Connect?

By Jill Suttie | December 2, 2013

A new book outlines the evidence for the primacy of social connections in our lives, and presents guidelines improving workplaces, schools, and personal well-being.

 

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.

 

Articles: Exercise Reduces Stress—Especially for Social Butterflies

By William Pettus | October 29, 2013

Research suggests exercise is good for our mental health--perhaps even more so if we're highly social, according to a new study.

 

Raising Happiness: How to Help Kids Adjust to College

By Christine Carter | October 28, 2013

Four ways to support new college students who are experiencing a rocky transition.

 

Articles: Just One Thing: Feel the Support

By Rick Hanson | October 24, 2013

We get more support than we think, says Rick Hanson. We just have to allow ourselves to feel it.

 

Raising Happiness: How to Eliminate “Junk Stimulus”

By Christine Carter | October 15, 2013

Reigning in clutter adds ease to your life.

 

Raising Happiness: How to Avoid Burnout—or a Breakdown

By Christine Carter | October 7, 2013

Three ways working parents can combat exhaustion that don’t require radical social change.

 

Raising Happiness: Would Working Less Make You Happier?

By Christine Carter | September 23, 2013

Is it even possible to work less in today’s economy?

 

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