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?
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Raising Happiness: Is Your Marriage Losing its Luster?By Christine Carter | January 28, 2014
Three easy ways to make it feel like new love
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
A new study finds that a happy life is much more about making friends than it is about making the grade.
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 ParentsBy 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.
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 CollegeBy Christine Carter | October 28, 2013
Four ways to support new college students who are experiencing a rocky transition.
Articles: Just One Thing: Feel the SupportBy 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 BreakdownBy 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?
Raising Happiness: Are you Maxed Out?By Christine Carter | September 16, 2013
Many American moms are on the brink of breakdown. Are you?
Raising Happiness: Passion + Adversity = Success?By Christine Carter | September 9, 2013
Raising Happiness: The Quiet Secret to SuccessBy Christine Carter | September 2, 2013
As the kids head back to school, I’m thinking about what really leads to success--as well as happiness. Part 2 in a 3 part series. Click here to read Part 1.
Raising Happiness: A New Theory of Elite PerformanceBy Christine Carter | August 26, 2013
As the kids head back to school, I’m thinking about what really leads to success--as well as happiness. Part one in a three-part series.
Raising Happiness: Advice for New ParentsBy Christine Carter | August 12, 2013
An open letter to my brother and his wife, who are expecting their first baby--a boy!!!--this fall.
Raising Happiness: It’s Summertime: Let’s Play!By Christine Carter | July 15, 2013
Don’t squander your summer at work or at summer school -- you’ll miss all the best benefits
Articles: How Positive Emotions Improve Our HealthBy Lauren Klein | June 20, 2013
A new study sheds light on why good feelings benefit our bodies as well as our minds.
Articles: How to Make Giving Feel GoodBy Elizabeth W. Dunn, Michael I. Norton | June 18, 2013
Studies show giving makes people happy, and happiness makes people give--but not always. Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton offer three ways to help people feel good about giving.
Learning to express anger in a healthy way will help couples resolve conflicts, instead of letting them simmer.
Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
Technology can make our lives happier and more productive—but only if we use it intentionally, a new book argues.
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