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Adam Hoffman is a Greater Good editorial assistant.

 
 
  

Stories by Adam Hoffman

Articles: Narcissists Finish Last

By Adam Hoffman | November 15, 2016

According to a new study, narcissists start out popular—but eventually, people see through them.

 

Articles: How Does It Feel to Not Give to Charity?

By Adam Hoffman | July 25, 2016

A new study looks at the emotional consequences of choosing to donate money to charity—or not.

 

Articles: Can Mindfulness Help Treat PTSD?

By Adam Hoffman | June 13, 2016

According to a new study, adding mindfulness to traditional therapy could be beneficial for soldiers with PTSD.

 

Articles: Can Mindfulness Help Students Cope with Failure?

By Adam Hoffman | April 5, 2016

New research suggests that mindfulness helps college students bounce back from poor performance and self-criticism.

 

Articles: Mindfulness Is Good for Your Heart—and Your Waistline

By Adam Hoffman | December 23, 2015

Two new studies suggest that mindful people have a lower risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease.

 

Articles: How Gratitude Helps Couples Through Hardship

By Adam Hoffman | November 17, 2015

A new study suggests that "thank you" can protect marriages from the toxic effects of conflict.

 

Articles: What Does a Grateful Brain Look Like?

By Adam Hoffman | November 16, 2015

"Thank you" doesn't just bring light to people's faces. It also lights up different parts of the brain.

 

Articles: How Mindfulness Improves Sleep

By Adam Hoffman | October 19, 2015

Work can be stressful. A new study suggests that even short meditation training can reduce stress and improve sleep quality.

 

Articles: How Awe Makes Us Generous

By Adam Hoffman | August 3, 2015

A new study finds that feeling small in nature makes us more generous to other humans.

 

Articles: When Empathy Hurts, Compassion Can Heal

By Adam Hoffman | August 22, 2013

A new neuroscientific study shows that compassion training can help us cope with other people's distress.

 

Articles: Are Positive Emotions Good for Your Heart?

By Adam Hoffman | July 31, 2013

A new study is the first to find that happy people have less risk of a heart attack--even if their family history puts them at high risk.

 

Articles: Want to Satisfy Your Partner? Give them Some Gratitude

By Adam Hoffman | July 23, 2013

A new study shows how receiving gratitude improves people's attitudes toward their relationship.

 

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