Category: Relationship

Category: Relationship

What Are the Solutions to Political Polarization?
March 19, 2020 City, Education, History, Hobbies & Leisure, International, Life, Nature, Other, Politics, Relationship, Social Media Priya Saha

What drives political polarization? Is it simply disagreement over the great issues of the day? Not necessarily. Recent research by the More in Common Foundation found that more than three-fourths of Americans support both stricter gun laws and a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought here as children. Roughly the same number of Americans agree “that

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Do We Have an Instinctive Urge to Be Kind?
March 19, 2020 Business, City, Culture, Education, Health, Home & Garden, Medical, Nature, Other, Relationship, Science Priya Saha

This is one of the implications that John M. Darley and C. Daniel Batson considered in their famous 1973 “Good Samaritan” study. In an ironic turn of events, some theology students on their way to deliver a lecture on the Good Samaritan—about how spiritually important it is to be helpful—did not stop to assist someone slumped

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Do This in the Morning for a Better Workday
March 13, 2020 City, Education, Family & Community, Hobbies & Leisure, International, Life, Nature, Other, Relationship, Religious Priya Saha

Work life and home life have become blurred. Even after the workday ends, many of us feel a compulsion to continue checking emails and ruminating about work-related problems, worrying about how we will get everything done. In response, we’re advised to detach from work—to turn off our work brain at 5 o’clock, and take time to be present with our

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What You Can Learn About Changing Your Habits from Our Podcast
March 13, 2020 Business, City, Culture, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Health, International, Jobs & Education, Life, Other, Relationship Priya Saha

On almost every episode of the GGSC’s Science of Happiness podcast, we invite a guest to try out a different research-tested happiness practice, drawn from another GGSC site, Greater Good in Action. Our guests have discovered that choosing the right goals—not to mention sticking with them—is a challenge. Over the years, they’ve stumbled upon obstacles and insights

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Why Activism Is Natural for Young People
March 13, 2020 Business, City, Education, Family & Community, Hobbies & Leisure, Life, Nature, Other, Relationship, Religious Priya Saha

Young people are demanding change. In the last few days, young Indigenous activists and their supporters blocked parliamentarians in Victoria, B.C., from accessing the provincial legislature and led waves of protest across the country. For some young people, climate change is urgent. For others, gun violence is a crisis. From truth and reconciliation to inclusion and diversity and mental health, young people are bringing awareness to

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How Do Your Morals Shape Your Politics?
March 13, 2020 Business, City, Education, Environment, Hobbies & Leisure, International, Nature, Other, Politics, Relationship, Religious Priya Saha

Today is Super Tuesday, 2020, when voters in 14 states and one U.S. territory will decide who will represent the Democratic Party in the race against the current president. One issue has dominated the primary debates: Why is wealth and power so skewed in America, and what can we do about it? As Senator Bernie

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How to Go Through Life with Love in Your Heart
March 13, 2020 City, Education, Health, Life, Medical, Other, Relationship Priya Saha

How do you react to difficult emotions like anxiety, guilt, or anger? Many of us have the habit of judging ourselves and others harshly, drawing lines of blame that separate us from each other. But there’s another way, writes internationally recognized meditation teacher Tara Brach in her new book. Radical Compassion is a way of practicing acceptance

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Want to Change Your Life? Try Self-Compassion
March 12, 2020 Beauty, City, Family & Community, Health, Hobbies & Leisure, Life, Medical, Other, Relationship Priya Saha

So often we feel stuck in our lives. Maybe we’re in a dead-end job, or we can’t seem to find a healthy romantic relationship, or we keep procrastinating on starting to exercise. As we struggle to improve our lives, we may become dispirited, feeling as if we’ve missed our chance and it’s just too late.

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How Cosleeping Can Help You and Your Baby
March 12, 2020 City, Education, Health, International, Life, Medical, Other, Relationship Priya Saha

Few parenting conversations in early childhood elicit as much angst and judgment as the one about our children’s sleep: Where should they sleep, and how do we get them to sleep through the night? We label newborn babies as “good,” or not, depending on how much they disturb us in the nighttime, or we believe babies’

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How to Regulate Your Emotions Without Suppressing Them
March 12, 2020 Business, City, Education, Environment, Jobs & Education, Life, Other, Relationship Priya Saha

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a key predictor of mental health. Our EQ refers to our ability to be aware of, regulate, and express our emotions and to understand, and respond skillfully, to the emotions of others. Regulating emotions, especially big, difficult emotions, takes care and practice. EQ is not something that everyone naturally has, but

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