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Regain your time, attention, and energy from the email machine.
We're all self-critical—here's how to become aware of the emotions we're courting on social media.
A new study examines how our Facebook friends respond to negative emotions—and discovers that sharing tough times may bring out the best in them.
Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2015By Jill Suttie, Diana Divecha, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 15, 2015
Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.
Articles: Five Steps to End Your Email AddictionBy Christine Carter | December 8, 2015
Christine Carter explains how to get out of your inbox and feel more relaxed and productive.
Articles: How Smartphones Are Killing ConversationBy Jill Suttie | December 7, 2015
A Q&A with MIT professor Sherry Turkle about her new book, Reclaiming Conversation.
In the wake of the terrorist attack in Paris, it's time to ask what behaviors might support other people's well-being on social media.
Articles: The Place of Talk in a Digital AgeBy Jill Suttie | November 5, 2015
A new book describes what we lose when we text instead of talk—and how we can re-learn the art of conversation.
Touch between humans can build trust and cooperation. But how do we feel when we touch machines?
Social media can stress us out—or help us feel love and connection. The key is to understand their impact and use them strategically.
New studies predict that you will be happier if you check your phone less. But how?
Social science is just beginning to understand how Facebook has changed our social lives since it was born ten years ago.
Three new studies paint a surprisingly complicated picture of the role of mobile devices in our social lives—and suggest steps we can take to make the most of technology.
Articles: Tech’s Best Feature: The Off SwitchBy Tiffany Shlain | June 28, 2013
Our brains crave connection. But sometimes disconnecting from technology is the best way to reconnect with each other, and ourselves.
Facebook is confronting cyberbullying and online conflict. Can a team of researchers help boost kindness among the site's 900 million users?
Articles: What We Google When We Google LoveBy Jeremy Adam Smith | June 19, 2012
Internet searches for positive emotions and behaviors are increasing; searches for negative emotions are staying flat. We don't know why, but we know people are searching for what's good in humanity.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Why Facebook Might Hurt People with Low Self-Esteem
Raising Happiness: Tuesday Tip: UnplugBy Christine Carter | June 7, 2011
One thing you can do today to be happier.
A round-up of recent books on the effects new technologies have on our emotional lives.
Anger has a place at work, Geddes and Lindebaum argue, as long as it meets three conditions.
A burnout survivor offers tips for coping with it—or avoiding it in the first place.
Research sometimes suggests that movies and other media are a negative influence to rein in. But new studies highlight their potential to spread goodness on a wide scale.
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