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Articles: Living with a Purpose Changes EverythingBy Jill Suttie | May 20, 2016
According to a new book, having a purpose in life is crucial for our health and well-being.
Meditation is helping police officers to de-escalate volatile situations, improve community relations—and improve their own well-being.
According to a new study, "prosocial spending" may be as good for your blood pressure as a healthy diet and exercise.
A burnout survivor offers tips for coping with it—or avoiding it in the first place.
Tips for increasing focus and awareness and decreasing stress at work.
New research suggests that mindfulness helps college students bounce back from poor performance and self-criticism.
According to a new study, mindfulness may lead to a happier, healthier parenting experience.
Articles: How Do Our Minds Affect Our Health?By Jill Suttie | March 11, 2016
A new book reveals the complex ways that our brains and bodies interact.
Articles: Bromances Can Protect Males Under StressBy Robert Sanders | March 10, 2016
According to a new study, male rats like to cuddle after they get stressed out.
Articles: Three Surprising Ways to Feel Less BusyBy Christine Carter | March 9, 2016
Christine Carter shares her tips for achieving relaxed productivity—and why you can't afford to ignore them.
We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.
Articles: Manage Your Energy, Not Your TimeBy Kira M. Newman | March 1, 2016
The new book “The Happiness Track” explains how to use the science of happiness to preserve your energy and be more productive.
Research reveals how stress can get between you and your partner, and how to stay connected amid the chaos.
Articles: It’s Our Job to Rescue Kids from BurnoutBy Jill Suttie | February 4, 2016
A new book argues that overscheduling and overtesting our kids isn't helping them learn better—and is hurting their health and happiness.
Christine Carter calls for a new conception of the “ideal worker"—one that doesn't involve working long hours.
Articles: What Happens to Kids When Parents FightBy Diana Divecha | January 26, 2016
Conflict between parents is inevitable—but it doesn’t have to hurt kids. Here’s how to turn a disagreement into a positive lesson.
Articles: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You KinderBy Jill Suttie | January 25, 2016
New research suggests that people who have experienced greater adversity are more empathic.
Leah Weiss explains how to bring more awareness, compassion, and purpose to work without a meditation cushion.
Articles: Why Parents Sing to BabiesBy Jill Suttie | January 19, 2016
Are we born to sing? New research suggests that music is critical to emotional and social development.
In an adaptation from his new book, Dacher Keltner explains the secret to gaining and keeping power: focus on the good of others.
According to Dacher Keltner, there are important evolutionary reasons: It's good for our minds, bodies, and social connections.
A Q&A with Kendall Bronk about instilling purpose in teens—and the emerging research showing why it's so important.
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