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Tag: Social Connections
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Articles: Just One Thing: Drop the CaseBy Rick Hanson | April 19, 2011
Have you built a "case" against someone who wronged you? Rick Hanson explains how to let it go.
A round-up of recent books: Join the Club and The Worry Solution.
A round-up of recent books on the effects new technologies have on our emotional lives.
Articles: More Friends, Bigger BrainBy 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 SpouseBy 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 EmpathyBy 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
A study suggests how a sense of community can help at-risk pregnant women.
Research Digest Items/Studies: How to Combat Loneliness
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 HappinessBy Jason Marsh | July 21, 2010
Seven research-tested strategies for a happier life.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Dulling the Pain of Exclusion
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 LifetimeBy Sonja Lyubomirsky | July 15, 2010
Sonja Lyubomirsky explains why helping others helps ourselves.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Social Support and Caregiver Burdern in Taiwan
A mindfulness teacher shares what he's learned about teaching moment-to-moment awareness to teenagers.
A new study suggests that self-compassion improves mood, largely by helping us avoid negative rumination.
Dr. Daniel Siegel explains how changes to the adolescent brain transform relationships with peers and parents—and what adults can learn from those changes.
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