A new tragedy raises questions over how to respond to high rates of PTSD.
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A new study shows how the Cultivating Emotional Balance program can help teachers (and the rest of us) reduce stress and cultivate compassion.
Articles: Greater Good Sex Tips for GuysBy Jeremy Adam Smith | February 12, 2012
Jeremy Adam Smith offers three science-based sex tips for the emotionally intelligent gentleman.
Articles: Smarts and StaminaBy Jill Suttie | January 12, 2012
A new book provides 50 tips to help busy people improve their health, one step at a time.
Raising Happiness: How Not to Have a BreakdownBy Christine Carter | January 9, 2012
Four tips to get more done in less time.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Wishing it Was Over Already?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | December 15, 2011
If your holidays are feeling more stressful than happy, you aren't alone.
Videos and Podcasts: Wishing it Was Over Already?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | December 15, 2011
Rona and I talk about ways to manage the stress that sometimes comes during the holiday season—and that affects both our parenting and our happiness.
Articles: Just One Thing: Don’t Throw DartsBy Rick Hanson | December 6, 2011
Pain is inevitable but suffering is optional, explains Rick Hanson.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Nurturing Moms Are Better than Money
Responding to another person's suffering is hard; responding to our own suffering can be harder. Rick Hanson explains how to foster self-compassion.
Raising Happiness: Podcast:Don’t Freak Out!By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | October 13, 2011
Learning to manage your stress
Videos and Podcasts: Don’t Freak Out!By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | October 13, 2011
Why it is so important for us parents to have healthy coping mechanisms for dealing with stress and anxiety, as well as Rona and my tips for bringing down our stress levels while bringing more bliss into our lives.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Kids Under PressureBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | October 6, 2011
How parents can help kids cope with anxiety
Videos and Podcasts: Kids Under PressureBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | October 6, 2011
Mindfulness and stress management tips for helping stressed out kids from Rona and my own experience and also from Michelle Baily’s book Parenting Your Stressed Child. These are coping mechanisms to help kids deal with their worries that aren’t just about solving problems, but rather are about preventing anxiety.
Raising Happiness: What to do When a Pet DiesBy Christine Carter | October 3, 2011
Life skills from a pet rat
Raising Happiness: Podcast: To sign up—or not to sign up?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | September 29, 2011
How to decide which activities to keep--and which to scrap
Videos and Podcasts: To sign up—or not to sign up?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | September 29, 2011
Rona and I discuss the “decision tree” I use for deciding whether or not to sign my kids up for another activity. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to keep stress—and feelings of being too busy—at bay in your household.
Articles: How to Trick Your Brain for HappinessBy Rick Hanson | September 26, 2011
Rick Hanson explains how you can intentionally change your brain to create lasting happiness and well-being.
Raising Happiness: Is Stress-Free Parenting Possible?By Christine Carter | September 26, 2011
One day at a time, I think it is.
Research Digest Items/Studies: How to Cope with Rejection
Most of the time, gratitude is good. But research finds that there are situations when "thank you" may be the wrong response.
It's easy to feel grateful when life is good, says Robert Emmons. But when disaster strikes, gratitude is worth the effort.
Job satisfaction is at record lows. What does it take to overcome the fear of change, especially in tough economic times?
These two books give us insights into how brain science can help us understand our nature, improve our lives, and help us empathize with those who may have memory lapses.
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
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- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
- Northeast Foundation for Children
Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
- Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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