Raising Happiness: Managing StressBy Christine Carter | December 17, 2012
Why your stress matters--and how to manage it
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Why your stress matters--and how to manage it
Our crazy busy lives—especially at this time of year!—can be stressful. Here are three tips for managing your stress year-round.
If you are starting to feel over-whelmed by the December holidays, you aren’t alone! In this quick video, I give three tips for making the holidays more meaningful than they are stressful.
Because it isn't always all fun & games
In recognizing the positive intentions in others, says Rick Hanson, we feel safer, more supported, and happier.
Are your weekends relaxing? Do you find time to rest and rejuvenate? If your answer was no, no, and no: you aren’t alone. Many parents today—myself included!—find themselves rushing from one thing to the next over the weekend. Rona and I give tips for making the weekends more enjoyable.
In his new book Dreamland, David K. Randall reveals the scientific and personal importance of sleep—and provides some tips to get more of it.
New studies reveal how racism hurts health. But they also show how having the right attitude can mitigate bad effects.
Tips for keeping cool and being kind to yourself, even in the midst of a stressful situation.
A new study suggests smiles—the more genuine, the better—help you bounce back from stress.
A recent study offers striking evidence of how nurturing parenting early in a child’s life promotes their healthy development.
Economic insecurity. A broken health care system. Youth violence. Congressman Tim Ryan explains how mindfulness can help.
Frazzled? Rick Hanson offers tips for calming down.
Stress is the problem, says Robert Sapolsky. Is Kristin Neff's idea of self-compassion the solution?
Is there an upside to trauma? Two new books offer two different perspectives.
Robert M. Sapolsky explains why stress can become a chronic problem—and how we can reduce the toll it takes on our lives.
Combining wit with deep knowledge, Robert Sapolsky explains the optimal amount of stress.
Combining wit with deep knowledge, the researcher and best-selling author explains why stress interferes with male sexual response.
Combining wit with deep knowledge, the researcher and best-selling author of Monkeyluv talks about how the Type A personality profile was developed and why Type A personalities are more at risk for heart disease.
Combining wit with deep knowledge, the researcher and best-selling author of Monkeyluv explains why the stress response, which evolved for short-term physical crises, can become a long-term, chronic problem for human beings.
Emma Seppala explains how compassionate workplaces are good for employee health and the corporate bottom line.
A new report finds that fitting work with family isn't just a women's issue. Jeremy Adam Smith offers 10 tips for helping fathers to navigate a changing landscape at home and on the job.
A new study shows how seeking happiness at the right time may be more important than seeking happiness all the time.
New research suggests that cutting back on life’s pleasures helps us enjoy them significantly more.
A new documentary reveals the power of mindfulness and neuroplasticity. Bay Area residents can catch a screening tonight at Stanford University.
The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute will equip educators with social-emotional learning tools that will benefit both students and teachers. Registration is now closed.
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Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
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The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
The Quality of Life Foundation for its support of the Greater Good Science Center
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