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Can we correct for unconscious prejudice in law enforcement? Former police officer Tracie Keesee says yes.
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Articles: Please Stop Interrupting Me!By Christine Carter | June 24, 2015
Why interruptions make us irritable, anxious, and unproductive.
Articles: You DO Have Time for a Summer VacationBy Christine Carter | June 16, 2015
Many people feel like they have too much work to take a vacation. But research suggests you’ll be happier, healthier, and more productive if you do.
Articles: Will Mindfulness Hurt Your Career?By Kerri Cummings | June 15, 2015
Worried that mindfulness will undermine your drive to succeed? Research says you shouldn't be.
Articles: Why Cynicism Can Hold You BackBy Kira M. Newman | June 11, 2015
A new study suggests that distrusting human nature can actually hurt your income. The reason why might surprise you!
BlackRock’s Golbie Kamarei shares lessons from leading a mindfulness revolution on Wall Street.
Articles: The Zen of BasketballBy Tovin Lapan | June 1, 2015
With the NBA Finals about to get underway, the Warriors and the Cavaliers want any advantage they can get. Research suggests they should try mindfulness.
Articles: Three Tricky Ways to Cultivate CourageBy Christine Carter | May 21, 2015
Fear holding you back? Here are Christine Carter's favorite tactics for building bravery.
A new book explains how to move your organization in a more socially or environmentally responsible direction.
Stress doesn't always lead to fight-or-flight, says Kelly McGonigal. It can also activate brain systems that help us connect with other people.
Articles: Can We Reduce Bias in Criminal Justice?By Jason Marsh | April 28, 2015
As protests against police killings of unarmed black men sweep the country, Jason Marsh kicks off a new series about the science of implicit bias.
Articles: Why You Should Love Thy CoworkerBy Kira M. Newman | April 6, 2015
A new study suggests that fostering compassion among health care workers might improve the quality of patient care.
Videos and Podcasts: Gratitude is Good for AthletesBy Teri McKeever | March 26, 2015
In this presentation at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Teri McKeever explains why gratitude is good for athletes, and how she has tried to foster it as an Olympic and collegiate swim coach.
Articles: How Meditation Can Change BusinessBy Jill Suttie | March 17, 2015
A new book argues that mindfulness promises to transform workplaces from the inside out.
Articles: Stopping the Distraction EpidemicBy Jill Suttie | March 13, 2015
A new book explains why we get so distracted at work—and how we can become more focused and productive.
Articles: Where Can We Find Sustainable Happiness?By Sarah van Gelder | March 12, 2015
Our society has become addicted to short-term happiness. But there's a better way, argues Sarah van Gelder.
A new study finds that the key to raising moral kids lies with the parents' sense of empathy and injustice.
A new study finds that visible inequality makes wealthy people less likely to cooperate with others——which might lead to even greater disparities.
Kristin Neff tackles the misconceptions that stop us from being kinder to ourselves.
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