Tag: Social Connections

 

Tag: Social Connections

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Research Digest Items/Studies: Why Facebook Might Hurt People with Low Self-Esteem

 

Articles: How Childcare Boosts Social Capital

By Meera Lee Sethi | January 18, 2012

New research says mothers using childcare can reap social, psychological, and financial rewards.

 

Raising Happiness: Podcast: Happiness is Contagious

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 3, 2011

Your own happiness makes the world better

 
Want to contribute to the greater good of society? Rona and I talk about why starting with yourself is a solid strategy for increasing other people’s well-being.

(Looking for the pledge that we refer to? It is here.)

Videos and Podcasts: Happiness is Contagious

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 3, 2011

Want to contribute to the greater good of society? Rona and I talk about why starting with yourself is a solid strategy for increasing other people’s well-being.

(Looking for the pledge that we refer to? It is here.)

 

Videos and Podcasts: Teach Kids to Be Lucky

By Christine Carter | October 26, 2011

 
John Gottman explains that trust is found in stronger, healthier, and more just communities.

Videos and Podcasts: Trust and Inequality

By John Gottman | October 22, 2011

John Gottman explains that trust is found in stronger, healthier, and more just communities.

 

Articles: Connecting through “Collaborative Consumption”

By Jill Suttie, Rachel Botsman, Lauren Anderson | October 6, 2011

A new movement helps people save money and make friends. Could it help build a more cooperative society along the way?

 

Articles: Feeling Connected Makes Us Kind

By Nadine Lueras-Tramma | September 15, 2011

A recent study suggests that our social connections inspire altruism.

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: How to Cope with Rejection

 

Raising Happiness: Are My Kids Already Over-Scheduled?

By Christine Carter | August 31, 2011

Dealing with back-to-school scheduling stress.

 

Raising Happiness: Tuesday Tip: Play with Some Friends

By Christine Carter | July 19, 2011

One thing you can do today to be happier.

 
Random House, 2011, 424 pages

Articles: Social Science, with a Touch of Snark

By Jill Suttie | July 13, 2011

Greater Good’s book review editor examines The Social Animal, by David Brooks.

 

Raising Happiness: Tuesday Tip: Talk to Strangers

By Christine Carter | May 24, 2011

One thing you can do today to be happier.

 

Articles: The Science of Happiness, Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

By Jason Marsh | May 20, 2011

An interview with Roko Belic, director of the new documentary film Happy.

 

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

 

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