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Articles: Can Suffering Lead to Success?By Jill Suttie | September 3, 2014
A new book explores when trauma triggers growth—and when it doesn't.
Articles: Mindful LawyeringBy Sara Tollefson | July 28, 2014
Law professor Rhonda Magee explains how mindfulness can benefit lawyers, their clients—and, perhaps, society at large.
Forget the ties and power tools! New research says that today's dads want something else for Father's Day: paid leave and flextime.
A new study explores how cultivating moment-to-moment awareness can help children defer gratification.
A new study examines the psychological challenges faced by students whose parents didn't go to college.
Videos and Podcasts: How Attention Helps Us To SucceedBy Daniel Goleman | January 23, 2014
The bestselling author of “Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence” explores how attention and cognitive control contributes to success in life.
Articles: Why Leaders Need a Triple FocusBy Daniel Goleman | January 21, 2014
Leaders guide attention. But a single-minded focus on goals can run roughshod over human concerns, says Daniel Goleman.
Articles: Six Books We Overlooked in 2013By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | January 7, 2014
Good books about the science of meaningful life that we wish we had reviewed last year!
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2013By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith, Jason Marsh | December 16, 2013
Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.
A new study finds that a happy life is much more about making friends than it is about making the grade.
Articles: Eight Ways to Find More Meaning at WorkBy Morten Hansen, Dacher Keltner | November 4, 2013
Does your job seem dull and meaningless? Morten Hansen and Dacher Keltner point the way out.
Articles: Who is Gifted?By Jill Suttie | October 22, 2013
A new book argues that other factors, besides IQ, are important in academic success and in life.
Articles: Are We Losing Our Focus?By Jill Suttie | October 9, 2013
In a new book, Daniel Goleman argues that focus leads to greater happiness, better relationships, and increased productivity.
Criticism is unavoidable, but we add to its pain with the jabs we give ourselves. There's a better way, says Rick Hanson.
Articles: What are the Secrets to a Happy Life?By George E. Vaillant | August 6, 2013
In following 268 men for their entire lives, the Harvard Grant Study has discovered why some of them turned out happier than others.
Articles: Five Ways to Ease Your EnvyBy Juliana Breines | August 1, 2013
What can we do to disarm the green-eyed monster when it strikes?
Feeling fed up and burned out, Dad? That may be a sign of progress, says Jeremy Adam Smith.
Articles: Just One Thing: Accept DependenceBy Rick Hanson | June 4, 2013
Dependence is nothing to be ashamed of, says Rick Hanson—and accepting our natural interdependence can make us stronger.
Four new studies reveal how having power affects your willingness to walk in your partner's shoes.
We can feel threatened by another person's stress, says Rick Hanson. So how do you stay open, caring, and brave enough to help them?
Anger is a tool that helps us read and respond to upsetting social situations. But how can you stop it from getting out of hand?
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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”...
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The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
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Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
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