• How Self-Compassion Beats Rumination Mind & Body, Compassion | August 20, 2014

    A new study suggests that self-compassion improves mood, largely by helping us avoid negative rumination.

  • What Makes a Happy Parent? Family & Couples, Happiness | August 19, 2014

    Are parents really less happy than non-parents, as many recent books and studies have suggested? New research finds that the truth is surprising and complicated.

  • Exploring the Science of Social-Emotional Learning Education | August 18, 2014

    Our Summer Institute for Educators brought together almost 100 people from all over the world—to study, play, and connect with others who are striving to make a difference in students’ lives.

  • Taking on the Myth of the Spoiled Child Education, Family & Couples | August 14, 2014

    A new book questions claims that today's kids are more spoiled and narcissistic than previous generations.

  • How the Teen Brain Transforms Relationships Education, Family & Couples, Mind & Body | August 12, 2014

    Dr. Daniel Siegel explains how changes to the adolescent brain transform relationships with peers and parents—and what adults can learn from those changes.

  • Eight Tips for Teaching Mindfulness in High School Education, Mindfulness | August 11, 2014

    A mindfulness teacher shares what he's learned about teaching moment-to-moment awareness to teenagers.

  • How to Foster Empathy for Immigrants Education, Family & Couples, Big Ideas, Empathy | August 6, 2014

    Why did a group of fourth graders rally in support of an undocumented classmate while the citizens of Murrieta, California, tried to stop immigrant children from entering their town?

  • Empathy Quiz Big Ideas, Empathy | August 5, 2014 How well do you feel and understand what others are feeling?
  • Why Won’t Your Teen Talk To You? Family & Couples | July 30, 2014

    A new book explains the many reasons why teens seem to shut down, even when they especially need parental support.

  • Mindful Lawyering Work & Career, Mind & Body, Mindfulness | July 28, 2014

    Law professor Rhonda Magee explains how mindfulness can benefit lawyers, their clients—and, perhaps, society at large.

  • 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.

  • When Are You Sacrificing Too Much in Your Relationship? Family & Couples, Gratitude | August 15, 2012

    Close relationships require sacrifice. Here are seven questions to ask yourself before you give up too much.

  • 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.

  • Can Self-Compassion Overcome Procrastination? Education, Work & Career, Mind & Body, Compassion | July 16, 2014

    Putting something off can trigger a downward negative spiral. But a recent study suggests that being kind to yourself can help you achieve your goals.

  • Surviving Betrayal Family & Couples | September 1, 2008

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

  • How to Deal with Mean People Family & Couples, Compassion | April 15, 2013

    Hint: Don’t just turn the other cheek.

  • Eight Tips for Teaching Mindfulness in High School Education, Mindfulness | August 11, 2014

    A mindfulness teacher shares what he's learned about teaching moment-to-moment awareness to teenagers.

  • Can Mindful Managers Make Happier Employees? Work & Career, Mind & Body, Mindfulness | June 30, 2014

    Want more productive and satisfied employees? A new study suggests that companies should consider mindfulness training for managers.

  • Can’t Get Therapy? Try Gratitude and Kindness Mind & Body, Gratitude, Compassion, Happiness | July 7, 2014

    A new study finds that troubled people can reap enormous benefits from keeping a journal that focuses their attention on the good things in life.

  • 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 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A Little Meditation Goes a Long Way Mind & Body, Empathy, Mindfulness | February 9, 2011

    A new study offers the strongest evidence to date that meditation can change the structure of your brain.

  • The Compassionate Instinct Big Ideas, Altruism, Compassion | March 1, 2004

    Think humans are born selfish? Think again. Dacher Keltner reveals the compassionate side to human nature.

  • Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain Education, Mind & Body | March 19, 2013

    In an excerpt from his new book, psychologist Louis Cozolino applies the lessons of social neuroscience to the classroom.

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