Last month, the third World Congress on Positive Psychology convened leading scientists to explore the keys to a happy and meaningful life. Here are three of the most striking and practical insights from the conference.
Tag: Work-life Balance
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Articles: How to be a Happy Working Dad, Part OneBy Jeremy Adam Smith | March 27, 2013
A new report finds that fitting work with family isn't just a women's issue. Jeremy Adam Smith offers 10 tips for helping fathers to navigate a changing landscape at home and on the job.
Research Digest Items/Studies: The Benefits of Bringing Work Home
Research Digest Items/Studies: Positive Workplaces, Positive Families
Raising Happiness: Do Kids Need More “Quality Time”?By Christine Carter | September 22, 2010
Is there even such thing as "quality time"? Or is there just time time?
Raising Happiness: Putting it All TogetherBy Christine Carter | August 1, 2010
The best sermons are lived, not preached. --Unknown
Raising Happiness: July Newsletter: Are you a miserable parent?By Christine Carter | July 15, 2010
Our generation isn’t successfully developing the skills we need to parent happily.
Raising Happiness: Borrowing Time for BlissBy Christine Carter | July 11, 2010
Putting time for yourself on the calendar is a little like scheduling sex: Once it’s a task, the joy is sucked right out of it.
Raising Happiness: Book Club: Raising Happiness, Ch. 1By Christine Carter | July 1, 2010
Want Your Kids to Be Happy? You Go First.
Articles: Quiet JusticeBy Charles Halpern | June 29, 2010
Meditating lawyers? It's no joke. Charles Halpern has been leading a movement to promote empathy and mindfulness in the practice of law.
Raising Happiness: Taking My Own AdviceBy Christine Carter | June 28, 2010
I just disabled the function that allows me to check email on my mobile phone.
Raising Happiness: Mother’s Day Happiness ChallengeBy Christine Carter | April 29, 2010
If you haven't read The Trouble with Motherhood yet, I think you'll like it. I've never gotten so many calls, texts, or emails in response to a posting before.
Four new studies reveal how having power affects your willingness to walk in your partner's shoes.
Anger is a tool that helps us read and respond to upsetting social situations. But how can you stop it from getting out of hand?
A new book explores what we know and don’t yet know about human nature and the role of the environment in shaping our moral character.
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- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
- Northeast Foundation for Children
Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
- Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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