What Happens When You Use Your Phone Around Your Kids
The more often parents are on their smartphones in front of their kids, the lower the children's emotional intelligence.
Happiness Break: Who Takes Care of You? With Dacher Keltner
When we feel cared for, our cortisol levels drop, we feel safe, and we handle stress better. Dacher leads a meditation to help us focus on…
How Do Psychedelics Work in the Brain?
A wave of researchers are investigating how psychedelics work, so they can develop safe and effective mental health treatments.
Happiness Break: How to Be in Harmony in Nature—Wherever You Are, With Yuria Celidwen
Indigenous scholar Yuria Celidwen guides us in a meditation to strengthen our sense of belonging and connection to the earth.
How to Do Good for the Environment (And Yourself) (The Science of Happiness Podcast)
Walking can increase our sense of connectedness with the earth and motivation to take climate action, which might be an important aspect of…
Happiness Break: Contemplating Our Interdependence With Nature, With Dekila Chungyalpa
Take 10 minutes to renew your connection to the earth through this guided meditation on our interdependence with the ecosystem.
How Parents Can Help Their Kids To Navigate Romance
Parents can shape their children’s romantic choices with the conversations they have with them when they’re young.
Seven Tips for Better Relationship Conversations
There can be gaps between how things are and how we want them to be in our relationships with partners, family, and even coworkers. Here's…
Five Ways to Respond to People Who Don’t Want the COVID-19 Vaccine
Here are some research-based guidelines to help people overcome their vaccine hesitancy.
Six Tips for Speaking Up Against Bad Behavior
Psychologist Catherine Sanderson explains how to be more courageous in speaking up about bad behavior, from offensive speech to harmful actions.
Eleven Films That Highlight the Best in Humanity
It’s time for the Greater Goodies, honoring movies from the past year that exemplify optimism, love, empathy, and other keys to our well-being.
How well do you feel and understand what others are feeling?
Ten TV Series That Can Help You Be Your Best Self
Our contributors award "Greater Goodies" to the TV shows that helped them to get through the pandemic.
Our Favorite Books of 2022
Greater Good’s editors pick the most thought-provoking, practical, and inspirational science books of the year.
Six Habits of Highly Empathic People
We can cultivate empathy throughout our lives, says Roman Krznaric—and use it as a radical force for social transformation.
Four Lessons from “Inside Out” to Discuss With Kids
The new Pixar film has moved viewers young and old to take a look inside their own minds.