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Tag: Social Connections
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Articles: Four Ways to Make Gossip Less ToxicBy Jenny Cole | April 7, 2017
Gossip can be beneficial, if we do it the right way.
Most people think lying is wrong—unless it’s for a “good” cause. This may explain why Donald Trump gets away with it.
Articles: How to Sustain Your ActivismBy Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu | March 13, 2017
These three principles can help activists avoid burnout and continue working toward a better world.
Articles: What You Can Learn from PolyamoryBy Elisabeth Sheff | February 13, 2017
A 20-year study of consensually non-monogamous adults reveals seven lessons for anyone who wants to keep love alive.
Articles: Why Do We Throw Coins in Fountains?By Peter Wogan | January 26, 2017
This simple ritual offers clues about how we experience awe, society, and collective belonging.
Articles: Are You a Conformist or a Rebel?By Kira M. Newman | December 23, 2016
According to a new book on social influence, we might all be a little of both.
A new book argues that the American pursuit of happiness is leading us in the wrong direction.
Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2016By Jill Suttie, Kira M. Newman, Diana Divecha, Laura Saponara | December 7, 2016
Greater Good's editors pick this year’s most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books on the science of a meaningful life.
Articles: Narcissists Finish LastBy Adam Hoffman | November 15, 2016
According to a new study, narcissists start out popular—but eventually, people see through them.
New research provides a possible clue as to why so many Donald Trump supporters believe outlandish things.
More than a decade of research looks at how our spending choices can make us happier—or leave us disappointed.
New research reveals surprising ties between our immune systems and our social behavior.
Articles: The Loneliness of the Modern NomadBy Kira M. Newman | August 5, 2016
A new book explores what it means to settle down and love where you live.
Articles: How Music Bonds Us TogetherBy Jill Suttie | June 28, 2016
According to new research, music helps synchronize our bodies and our brains.
Articles: Are the Rich More Lonely?By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | June 1, 2016
Two new studies disagree about the link between income and social connections. Emiliana Simon-Thomas takes a closer look.
According to a new study, reading about scientists’ struggles can help students who aren’t doing so well in science.
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.
Articles: Happy People Don’t Need to Feel SuperiorBy Kira M. Newman | May 9, 2016
A new study suggests that happy people avoid the trap of social comparison.
Articles: Are Boundaries Overrated?By Diana Divecha | April 22, 2016
A new book says it’s time for Americans to make more time for their relationships—and not worry so much about independence.
Learning to express anger in a healthy way will help couples resolve conflicts, instead of letting them simmer.
Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
Technology can make our lives happier and more productive—but only if we use it intentionally, a new book argues.
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