Do you feel content with what you’ve accomplished at the end of your workday—or do you always focus on what there is yet to do? What we focus on shapes our mental narrative, which affects how we feel about work....
Dear Christine, Last spring, distance learning in our household was a mess of constant interruptions, wacky sleep schedules, and Zoom burnout. I’d like to set my kids up better this fall, as the soonest in-person schooling could open for us...
Our monthly Happiness Calendar is a day-by-day guide to well-being. This month, we hope it helps you process your emotions and connect with what matters. To open the clickable calendar, click on the image below. (Please note: If you are...
In the novel Lord of the Flies, a group of young boys are shipwrecked on an island and eventually turn savagely against each other. The book is a cautionary tale about humanity’s underlying cruelty and the need for civilization...
Birthdays are kind of a big deal in my house. Usually we celebrate by having a bunch of friends over, sharing great food and wine, and carousing into the wee hours. © Gilbert Mercier / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 But when the...
SHEREEN MARISOL MERAJI I love my job. I love what I do. Sometimes I make it everything in my life, which I’m realizing is very unhealthy. And I’m Shereen Marisol Meraji and today we’re asking this question: why is it...
When students return to school in the fall—whether live or virtual—there will be many conversations about COVID-19 and many opportunities to reflect on what they missed when schools were closed, on how the summer was different, and perhaps on...
On April 1, I had been quarantining in my downtown apartment for two weeks, and it was starting to become clear that this coronavirus thing wasn’t going away anytime soon. As I often do in tough times, I turned...
We’ve all been in political arguments when both sides seem deeply entrenched in their views and unwilling to budge an inch. In the heat of conflict, it may seem like your opponent lacks logic or evidence, but some recent...
When I (Dacher Keltner) was 18, I wandered into a yoga class in my first year of college, hosted on a basketball court in the school’s gym. At the time, some 40 years ago, yoga had mystical, somewhat cult-like...