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Tag: Positive Emotions
Tag: Positive Emotions
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According to a new book, the key is “emotional agility”: being less rigid and more flexible with our thoughts and feelings.
According to a new study, reminiscing about certain types of experiences could boost your well-being.
Gifts should make us feel grateful—but sometimes we only feel guilty or obligated to reciprocate. Here are four ways to stay grateful.
Articles: How to Teach Happiness at SchoolBy Ilona Boniwell | October 6, 2016
We can teach students crucial skills of well-being without overhauling the curriculum, Ilona Boniwell explains.
Articles: How to Bring Humor to MeditationBy Kira M. Newman | August 25, 2016
A new book teaches mindfulness by emphasizing ease, joy, and jokes.
According to new research, children who experience mindful parenting are less likely to use drugs or get depression or anxiety.
Articles: How Awe Sharpens Our BrainsBy Michelle Lani Shiota | May 11, 2016
According to emerging research, we're better thinkers when we're feeling awe.
Articles: Why Do We Feel Awe?By Dacher Keltner | May 10, 2016
According to Dacher Keltner, there are important evolutionary reasons: It's good for our minds, bodies, and social connections.
Research sometimes suggests that movies and other media are a negative influence to rein in. But new studies highlight their potential to spread goodness on a wide scale.
New research provides a whole new understanding of the brain's amygdala—and suggests that happy people take the bad with the good.
Several exercises to help you make the most of the International Day of Happiness.
Articles: Four Awe-Inspiring ActivitiesBy Juliana Breines | March 8, 2016
Research-based practices for cultivating awe from the GGSC website Greater Good in Action.
We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.
Tim Desmond offers practical strategies from his new book on integrating the science of self-compassion into clinical treatment.
A new study contradicts prior research by suggesting that a happy life isn’t necessarily a longer one. But a closer look reveals that there's more to the story.
In the wake of the terrorist attack in Paris, it's time to ask what behaviors might support other people's well-being on social media.
Articles: Just One Thing: Pay Attention!By Rick Hanson | October 5, 2015
Is your mind wandering? Rick Hanson offers seven steps to get it back on track.
Articles: Six Surprising Benefits of CuriosityBy Emily Campbell | September 24, 2015
For children and adults alike, curiosity has been linked with psychological, emotional, social, and even health benefits.
A new study finds that surrounding yourself with emotionally healthy friends is an effective way to avoid—or recover from—depression.
Recent research sheds light on a question that obsesses many people.
A new review of many studies suggests that our personality isn't as unchangeable as we think.
A 20-year study of consensually non-monogamous adults reveals seven lessons for anyone who wants to keep love alive.
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