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Articles: The Trouble with Mindfulness Apps

By Stephany Tlalka | August 24, 2016

When your favorite mindfulness app says it’s based in science, check twice. Few actually are.

 

Articles: Six Tips for Reading Emotions in Text Messages

By Tchiki Davis | April 12, 2016

Text messaging can breed disastrous misunderstandings between people. Here’s how to stop that from happening.

 

Articles: How—and Why—to Take Your Life Back from Email

By Christine Carter | April 6, 2016

Regain your time, attention, and energy from the email machine.

 

Articles: Before You Scroll, Try This Mindful Social Media Practice

By Christopher Willard | March 22, 2016

We're all self-critical—here's how to become aware of the emotions we're courting on social media.

 

Articles: Why You Should Share Your Struggles on Facebook

By Kira M. Newman | March 14, 2016

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.

 
Read our review of Modern Romance.

Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2015

By 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 Addiction

By Christine Carter | December 8, 2015

Christine Carter explains how to get out of your inbox and feel more relaxed and productive.

 
Sherry Turkle

Articles: How Smartphones Are Killing Conversation

By Jill Suttie | December 7, 2015

A Q&A with MIT professor Sherry Turkle about her new book, Reclaiming Conversation.

 

Articles: Five Ways to Build Caring Community on Social Media

By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 20, 2015

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 Age

By 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.

 

Articles: You Should Always Shake Hands with a Robot

By Chris Bevan, Danaë Stanton Fraser | May 29, 2015

Touch between humans can build trust and cooperation. But how do we feel when we touch machines?

 
Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work, which appears this month.

Articles: Don’t Fool Yourself: Use Technology Intentionally

By Christine Carter | February 2, 2015

Social media can stress us out—or help us feel love and connection. The key is to understand their impact and use them strategically.

 

Articles: Happiness Tip: Stop Checking Your Freaking Phone

By Christine Carter | January 13, 2015

New studies predict that you will be happier if you check your phone less. But how?

 
The GGSC's Emiliana Simon-Thomas discusses her work with improving the emotional intelligence of Facebook interactions at the second compassion research day.

Articles: Ten New Scientific Findings About Facebook

By Katherine Thorson | May 30, 2014

Social science is just beginning to understand how Facebook has changed our social lives since it was born ten years ago.

 

Articles: Does Technology Cut Us Off from Other People?

By Lauren Klein | March 12, 2014

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 Switch

By 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.

 
Arturo Bejar, a Facebook engineer who has been leading its "social reporting" project, speaking at Facebook's second Compassion Research Day on July 11.

Articles: Can Science Make Facebook More Compassionate?

By Jason Marsh | July 25, 2012

Facebook is confronting cyberbullying and online conflict. Can a team of researchers help boost kindness among the site's 900 million users?

 
The top line represents the "happiness" search volume index, 2004-2012. The bottom line shows how frequently "happiness" has turned up in Google News stories during the same period.

Articles: What We Google When We Google Love

By 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: Unplug

By Christine Carter | June 7, 2011

One thing you can do today to be happier.

 

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