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Would working less make you happier?

Christine Carter, director, Greater Good Parents | October 3, 2013

Are you caught in a “Time Bind”— where you feel like you don’t have enough time to get your work done AND spend time with your children and spouse AND take care of your own basic needs? Sociologists have been very excited about a “natural experiment” occurring in Korea. In 2004, the Korean government began … Continue reading »

My love-hate relationship with Mother’s Day

Christine Carter, director, Greater Good Parents | May 9, 2013

I hate to admit this, but I’ve come to feel entitled to breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day (complete with gifts and a clean kitchen afterwards), a family hike (no whining, everyone remembers their water bottles and packs their own snack, remembering one for me), and a little downtime with a good book before dinner. … Continue reading »

What’s good about Generation Y?

Jeremy Adam Smith, Editor, Greater Good Magazine | January 28, 2013

To judge by the state of public discourse and media coverage, old people really hate Generation Y — that is, those born after 1978 or so. I was born in 1970, but this hostility toward the younger generation has always struck me as misguided, and at times even slightly crazed. San Diego State psychologist Jean M. … Continue reading »