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The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2014

Jeremy Adam Smith, Editor, Greater Good Magazine | January 3, 2015

It’s time once again for our favorite year-end ritual here at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center: Our annual list of the top scientific insights produced by the study of happiness, altruism, mindfulness, gratitude–what we call “the science of a meaningful life.” We found that this year, the science of a meaningful life yielded many … Continue reading »

The top 10 insights from the “science of a meaningful life” in 2013

Jeremy Adam Smith, Editor, Greater Good Magazine | January 7, 2014

The past few years have been marked by two major trends in the science of a meaningful life. One is that researchers continued to add sophistication and depth to our understanding of positive feelings and behaviors. Happiness is good for you, but not all the time; empathy ties us together, and can overwhelm you; humans … Continue reading »