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Articles: Do Mindful People Have a Stronger Sense of Self?

By Kira M. Newman | March 14, 2017

Mindful people might be happier because they have a better idea of who they are, suggests a new study.

 

Articles: Four Steps to Feeling Better about Yourself

By Tchiki Davis | October 19, 2016

Self-criticism and low self-worth can hold us back. Here’s how to start banishing those negative beliefs.

 

Articles: Why Does Happiness Inequality Matter?

By Kira M. Newman | March 24, 2016

According to a new report, income inequality isn't the only thing we should be concerned about.

 

Videos and Podcasts: The Four Constituents of Well-Being

By Richard J. Davidson | January 29, 2016

Dr. Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, explains what he sees as the four science-based keys to well-being.

 

Articles: The New Science of Singing Together

By Jacques Launay, Eiluned Pearce | December 4, 2015

Studies find that singing in a choir helps forge social bonds—and it might even make you healthier.

 

Articles: Five Ways to Build Caring Community on Social Media

By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 20, 2015

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: How Friends Help Us Grow Old

By Jill Suttie | November 13, 2015

A new study suggests that we need a lot of social contact when we’re younger—but as we age, we need to focus on closeness.

 

Articles: Want to Be Happy? Make Your Relationships Exceptional

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | November 9, 2015

New data from our Science of Happiness course confirm the link between well-being and relationship quality.

 

Articles: Should Student Success Include Happiness?

By Vicki Zakrzewski, Peter Brunn | May 25, 2015

If we want our students to become happy adults, research suggests that schools should focus more on students' well-being than academic success.

 

Articles: Happiness Greatest Hits

By Jeremy Adam Smith | March 20, 2015

Today is the UN's International Day of Happiness! To celebrate, here's a list of some of our most illuminating and helpful happiness research, tools, and tips.

 

Articles: Need a Kidney? Go to a Happy State

By Craig L. Anderson | June 13, 2014

A new study suggests that feelings of happiness might actually spur extraordinary acts of altruism.

 

Articles: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

By Jill Suttie | October 3, 2012

In his new book Dreamland, David K. Randall reveals the scientific and personal importance of sleep—and provides some tips to get more of it.

 

Articles: The Genetics of Happiness

By Stacey Kennelly | June 29, 2012

A new study of twins sheds light on the complex links between biology and happiness.

 

Articles: Does Inequality Make Us Unhappy?

By Carmen Sobczak | July 26, 2011

A new study suggests Americans' happiness declines when there’s a wider gap between rich and poor.

 

Articles: How Has the Recession Affected Our Happiness?

By Jennifer Stellar | June 28, 2011

A recent survey looks at the link between money and happiness during hard times.

 

Videos and Podcasts: Do Your Kids Have “Nature Deficit Disorder?”

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 27, 2011

This week my children are off at a very outdoorsy sleepaway camp—I’m excited for them to be outside nearly constantly for two weeks!  One reason why I’m willing to part with them this summer is that I know that their health and happiness will benefit from their time spent in nature.

 

Raising Happiness: Podcast: Do Your Kids Have “Nature Deficit Disorder?”

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 26, 2011

The benefits of a summer spent outdoors

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: Why the World’s Poor are Happier than You Think

 

Articles: Is Happiness Overrated?

By Jason Marsh | May 17, 2011

The founder of positive psychology zeroes in on what really matters.

 

Raising Happiness: Tuesday Tip: Flex your generosity muscle

By Christine Carter | May 17, 2011

One thing you can do today to be happier.

 

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