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Articles: Just Thinking of Comfort Foods Can Reduce Loneliness

By Jason Marsh | May 10, 2011

A new study shows how we hunger for social connection.


Articles: Just One Thing: Drop the Case

By Rick Hanson | April 19, 2011

Have you built a "case" against someone who wronged you? Rick Hanson explains how to let it go.

W.W. Norton, 2011, 385 pages

Articles: From Our Bookshelf: Changing the World, and Ourselves

By Jill Suttie | April 7, 2011

A round-up of recent books: Join the Club and The Worry Solution.

Basic Books, 2011, 384 pages

Articles: From Our Bookshelf: Taking Compassion Offline

By Whitney Patterson | March 24, 2011

A round-up of recent books on the effects new technologies have on our emotional lives.


Articles: More Friends, Bigger Brain

By Sian Beilock | March 3, 2011

Evidence that our brain size is linked to the size of our social networks.


Research Digest Items/Studies: How Compassion Protects Us from Stress


Research Digest Items/Studies: Community Ties Help Low-Income Children’s Health


Articles: How to Be a Supportive Spouse

By Whitney Patterson | February 11, 2011

If you want to help your partner deal with a problem, try to act invisible.


Articles: You Can’t Buy Empathy

By Jason Marsh | December 14, 2010

New research suggests the rich have a hard time reading others' emotions.


Research Digest Items/Studies: Social Sports are Good for Your Mental Health


Articles: Social Connections Keep Pregnant Moms Healthy

By Eliana Osborn | December 6, 2010

A study suggests how a sense of community can help at-risk pregnant women.


Research Digest Items/Studies: How to Combat Loneliness

Fred Luskin explains that the essence of forgiveness is being resilient when things don’t go your way.

Videos and Podcasts: Wanting “Yes” and Getting “No”

By Fred Luskin | August 23, 2010

Fred Luskin explains that the essence of forgiveness is being resilient when things don’t go your way.


Research Digest Items/Studies: Isolation and Stigmatization


Research Digest Items/Studies: Relationships Reduce Substance Abuse


Articles: The Hows of Happiness

By Jason Marsh | July 21, 2010

Seven research-tested strategies for a happier life.


Research Digest Items/Studies: Dulling the Pain of Exclusion

Sonja Lyubomirsky sheds light on how much of our happiness is determined by our genes, and how much is within our power to control.

Videos and Podcasts: What Determines Happiness?

By Sonja Lyubomirsky | July 15, 2010

Sonja Lyubomirsky sheds light on how much of our happiness is determined by our genes, and how much is within our power to control.


Articles: Happiness for a Lifetime

By Sonja Lyubomirsky | July 15, 2010

Sonja Lyubomirsky explains why helping others helps ourselves.


Research Digest Items/Studies: Social Support and Caregiver Burdern in Taiwan


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    Dr. Daniel Siegel explains how changes to the adolescent brain transform relationships with peers and parents—and what adults can learn from those changes.

  • Eight Keys to End Bullying

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    Can we stop bullying? Signe Whitson says yes—by consistently reaching out to both children who bully and those who are bullied.


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