• Grit Needs Passion, Not Fear Family & Couples, Work & Career, Happiness | August 30, 2016

    Passionless persistence might lead to achievement, says Christine Carter, but will it make you happy?

  • Can Mindfulness Stop Internet Addiction in Teens? Family & Couples, Mind & Body, Mindfulness | August 29, 2016

    Could cultivating attention and awareness help teens to stop checking their phones?

  • The Power of Forgiveness at Work Work & Career, Forgiveness | August 26, 2016

    Ever carry a grudge or harbor revenge fantasies about a colleague or boss? It’s likely costing you and your workplace.

  • How to Bring Humor to Meditation Mind & Body, Happiness, Mindfulness | August 25, 2016

    A new book teaches mindfulness by emphasizing ease, joy, and jokes.

  • The Trouble with Mindfulness Apps Mind & Body, Mindfulness | August 24, 2016

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

  • Can a Change in Mindset Help Teens De-stress? Education, Family & Couples | August 23, 2016

    According to a recent study, training teens in a "growth mindset" can reduce their stress and improve their grades.

  • Five Ways to Help Misbehaving Kids Family & Couples | August 22, 2016

    Bad behavior is often a sign that children are stressed—and punishment isn’t the best solution.

  • How Grudges Hurt Your Health Mind & Body, Forgiveness | August 19, 2016

    According to a new study, people are more sensitive to pain when they feel a sense of injustice.

  • How Awe Transforms the Body and Mind Mind & Body | August 18, 2016

    Lani Shiota argues that awe is a fundamental part of being human—making our bodies and minds more receptive to new information, new experiences, and life’s deeper meaning.

  • Four Reasons to Practice Mindfulness During Pregnancy Family & Couples, Mind & Body, Mindfulness | August 17, 2016

    New research is starting to suggest that mindfulness practice can protect the health and well-being of mothers and their babies.

  • Six Habits of Highly Empathic People Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Empathy | November 27, 2012

    We can cultivate empathy throughout our lives, says Roman Krznaric—and use it as a radical force for social transformation.

  • Why Self-Compassion Trumps Self-Esteem Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Compassion, Mindfulness | May 27, 2011

    Researcher Kristin Neff reveals the benefits of going easy on yourself: less anxiety, less conflict, and more peace of mind.

  • Four Lessons from “Inside Out” to Discuss With Kids Education, Family & Couples, Compassion, Empathy, Happiness, Mindfulness | July 14, 2015

    The new Pixar film has moved viewers young and old to take a look inside their own minds.

  • Surviving Betrayal Family & Couples | September 1, 2008

    Romantic betrayal is traumatizing, says psychologist Joshua Coleman. But couples can learn to trust again.

  • Hands On Research: The Science of Touch Education, Family & Couples, Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Compassion | September 29, 2010

    Dacher Keltner explains how compassion is literally at our fingertips.

  • Can Science Make Facebook More Compassionate? Big Ideas, Compassion, Empathy | 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?

  • Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal Gratitude, Happiness | November 17, 2011

    Here's a way to be thankful all year long.

  • Six Habits of Highly Grateful People Big Ideas, Gratitude | November 20, 2013

    Are you bad at gratitude, just like Jeremy Adam Smith? He has some lessons for you from people who know how to say "Thanks!"

  • How to Focus a Wandering Mind Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Mindfulness | July 17, 2013

    New research reveals what happens in a wandering mind—and sheds light on the cognitive and emotional benefits of increased focus.

  • 10 Ways to Become More Grateful Education, Family & Couples, Gratitude, Altruism, Compassion, Happiness | November 17, 2010

    Robert Emmons offers everyday tips for living a life of gratitude.

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