All posts tagged "Happiness"

  • Episode 79: How to Give Up a Grudge

    Episode 79: How to Give Up a Grudge

    Scott Barry Kaufman When I was in fifth grade, I just started walking to the train station after school with my friend. And, uh, I found out a couple of..

  • For a More Empathic World, People Have to Choose Empathy

    For a More Empathic World, People Have to Choose Empathy

    In the late 1990s, Najah Bazzy, a nurse in Dearborn, Michigan, made a house call to an Iraqi refugee family to check on their premature baby. When she arrived, she..

  • Is the Way You Breathe Making You Anxious?

    Is the Way You Breathe Making You Anxious?

    Scrolling social media, amid frantic election-related posts and news of escalating COVID-19 cases, you may have come across a friend reminding everyone to just breathe. In Greater Good’s advice for..

  • Six Ways to Help Your Students Make Sense of a

    Six Ways to Help Your Students Make Sense of a

    On the morning after the election, I joined a high school history class that was meeting virtually on Zoom. After a few minutes of quiet journal reflection, the teacher asked..

  • What Can We Do Now?

    What Can We Do Now?

    In the wake of the 2020 election, what steps can Americans take toward a more inclusive, cohesive, just, and compassionate society? That’s the question we put to a circle of researchers,..

  • Can Marijuana Help My Teen Manage Anxiety?

    Can Marijuana Help My Teen Manage Anxiety?

    Dear Christine, Please don’t judge me for asking this question, but is it OK if my 17-year-old son uses a little marijuana now and then? We just found out that he..

  • Heres Why Some People Can Stand Up to Social Pressure

    Here’s Why Some People Can Stand Up to Social Pressure

    Utah Senator Mitt Romney voted in February to convict President Donald Trump on the charge of abuse of power, becoming the first senator ever to vote against his own party’s..

  • Should You Call or Text? Science Weighs In

    Should You Call or Text? Science Weighs In

    Like most people, I’ve been doing a lot of texting with friends and family lately. COVID-19 (and the physical separation it necessitates) has made socializing in person very limited, which..

  • How Inequality Keeps People from Voting

    How Inequality Keeps People from Voting

    “We’re all in the same boat.” That’s a phrase we’ve heard over and over again since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, we all live under the threat of a..

  • Your Happiness Calendar for November 2020

    Your Happiness Calendar for November 2020

    Our monthly Happiness Calendar is a day-by-day guide to well-being. This month, we hope it helps you protect your mental health at work, at home, and in community. To open the..

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