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Articles: How to Help Low-Income Students SucceedBy Jill Suttie | June 3, 2016
According to a new book, we tend to blame kids who struggle rather than blaming their environment.
According to a new study, reading about scientists’ struggles can help students who aren’t doing so well in science.
According to a new study, considering students' perspectives cuts suspension rates in half and improves student-teacher relationships.
There are people who got bad grades but grew up to be successful adults, says Mark Katz. What’s their secret—and how can schools help?
In an adaptation from his new book, Dacher Keltner explains the secret to gaining and keeping power: focus on the good of others.
Articles: How to Talk with Teens about PurposeBy Jill Suttie | May 13, 2016
A Q&A with Kendall Bronk about instilling purpose in teens—and the emerging research showing why it's so important.
Articles: Happy People Don’t Need to Feel SuperiorBy Kira M. Newman | May 9, 2016
A new study suggests that happy people avoid the trap of social comparison.
Articles: Is Grit the Key to Success?By Jill Suttie | May 6, 2016
A new book extolls the power of passion and perseverance, but is the research strong enough?
A Q&A with Charles Duhigg about his new book, Smarter Faster Better.
Articles: Are Boundaries Overrated?By Diana Divecha | April 22, 2016
A new book says it’s time for Americans to make more time for their relationships—and not worry so much about independence.
A burnout survivor offers tips for coping with it—or avoiding it in the first place.
Articles: What Drives Success, Hard Work or Luck?By Jill Suttie | April 15, 2016
A new book debunks the myth of meritocracy and offers recommendations for creating a more equitable society.
Articles: What Preschools Can Teach UniversitiesBy Nicola Whitton | March 30, 2016
The emphasis on grades is sapping motivation from university students. "Playful learning" can help reignite it.
Articles: Six Ways to Help People ChangeBy Art Markman | March 7, 2016
If you want to help someone reach their goals, follow these steps.
Videos and Podcasts: How to Check In with YourselfBy Pamela Weiss | March 4, 2016
Pamela Weiss, founder of Appropriate Response, leads the audience through a mindful check-in from her company’s award-winning Personal Excellence Program.
Videos and Podcasts: A Question for Mindfulness PractitionersBy Birju Pandya | March 4, 2016
Birju Pandya, a senior advisor at RSF Social Finance, tells a story and then asks a question: How does personal transformation connect to societal transformation?
Videos and Podcasts: Three Tips for Mindfulness Facilitators at WorkBy Wendy Quan | March 3, 2016
Wendy Quan, a change manager at Pacific Blue Cross, explains how she became a mindfulness facilitator at her workplace and tips for others who want to do the same.
Videos and Podcasts: Overcoming the Skepticism to Mindfulness at WorkBy Jeremy Hunter | March 3, 2016
Dr. Jeremy Hunter, founding director and associate professor of practice at the Executive Mind Leadership Institute, explains how to combat skepticism and successfully introduce mindfulness into your workplace.
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.
Bad behavior is often a sign that children are stressed—and punishment isn’t the best solution.
Being kind to yourself can make the difference between a good divorce and a bad one.
Teen stress is on the rise. According to a new study, learning mindfulness and self-compassion can help teens cope.
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