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 weeks later, after we started walking, that someone had...
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 was shocked by how barren their home looked. The...
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 Americans post-election, UC Berkeley professor john a. powell first...
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 students to share any questions or reflections they had...

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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, leaders, and Greater Good contributors—and here are their answers....
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 has been using it (probably more than a little)...
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 president in an impeachment trial. Two Theranos employees—Erika Cheung and...
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 means I’ve had to work harder than ever to...
“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 deadly disease—and a majority of Americans have adhered to...
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 clickable calendar, click on the image below. (Please note:...