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Five ways to build caring community on social media

Jeremy Adam Smith, Editor, Greater Good Magazine | November 30, 2015

As news of the terrorist attacks in Paris spread through social media, responses followed a pattern I’ve come to know well. First, shock and grief. Friends and followers share video and pictures that are almost pornographic in their deracinated intensity. The images appear with no context, and we see only running, screaming, guns, and blood. … Continue reading »

Happy International Day of Happiness!

Jeremy Adam Smith, Editor, Greater Good Magazine | March 20, 2015

Today is the International Day of Happiness, launched last year by the United Nations to promote subjective well-being as a legitimate goal of public policy and social progress. That’s a goal we share at the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center, and through the years we’ve covered happiness research from every conceivable angle. Here are … Continue reading »

A new vision of teacher education

Vicki Zakrzewski, education director, Greater Good Science Center | July 18, 2013

“This experience changed my life profoundly, both personally and professionally, and because of it, I will be able to affect a positive change in the lives of others.” — School superintendent This was one of many inspiring testimonials we received from our inaugural Summer Institute for Educators, which wrapped up two weeks ago. We designed … Continue reading »