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Articles: Can Empathy Improve Policing?By Jill Suttie | September 21, 2016
New training programs that help police to listen, stay calm, and communicate during charged encounters may lead to fewer arrests and less use of force.
Articles: For Managers, Saying Sorry Isn’t EnoughBy Kira M. Newman | September 20, 2016
According to a new study, we’re less likely to forgive leaders and managers—even when they apologize.
Articles: Grit Needs Passion, Not FearBy Christine Carter | August 30, 2016
Passionless persistence might lead to achievement, says Christine Carter, but will it make you happy?
Articles: The Power of Forgiveness at WorkBy Brooke Deterline | August 26, 2016
Ever carry a grudge or harbor revenge fantasies about a colleague or boss? It’s likely costing you and your workplace.
According to a new study, a mindfulness training program could help law enforcement officers cope with a harrowing job.
Articles: Why Your Office Needs More NatureBy Jill Suttie | July 18, 2016
According to a recent study, sunlight and natural elements in the workplace may improve workers' moods and job satisfaction.
Articles: How to Cultivate Ethical CourageBy Brooke Deterline | June 2, 2016
In the face of internal and external pressure, these three tips can help you stand up for your values.
Articles: Are the Rich More Lonely?By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | June 1, 2016
Two new studies disagree about the link between income and social connections. Emiliana Simon-Thomas takes a closer look.
Articles: Would Basic Income Make Us Happier?By Kira M. Newman | May 31, 2016
How would a guaranteed minimum income affect our happiness, motivation, and sense of meaning in life?
In an adaptation from his new book, Dacher Keltner explains the secret to gaining and keeping power: focus on the good of others.
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.
A burnout survivor offers tips for coping with it—or avoiding it in the first place.
Articles: The Right Way to Get Angry at WorkBy Deanna Geddes, Dirk Lindebaum | April 19, 2016
Anger has a place at work, Deanna Geddes and Dirk Lindebaum argue, as long as it meets three conditions.
Tips for increasing focus and awareness and decreasing stress at work.
Regain your time, attention, and energy from the email machine.
Articles: Three Surprising Ways to Feel Less BusyBy Christine Carter | March 9, 2016
Christine Carter shares her tips for achieving relaxed productivity—and why you can't afford to ignore them.
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?
Does total integrity mean always acting on our feelings? No, says Christine Carter—but we do need to acknowledge our feelings, and not confuse a false self with a real one.
New research reveals how our media choices reflect and shape our mood and behavior.
According to a new study, people who give more get more (if you know what we mean).
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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"
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- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
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