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Swedes’ Solution

Wary of the high personal costs of long workweeks, Swedish employers are switching to six-hour workdays, and report happier employees that maintain their productivity.

Unique Character

Creators of the popular kids’ puppet show are consulting with autism groups in creating a new autistic kid-character named Julia.

Puppy Cuddles

Thoughtful British universities are providing “puppy rooms” to help students make it through exam anxiety.

OM MBA

To boost employee productivity, morale and health, corporations as diverse as Aetna, Google and General Mills now supply courses on meditation and yoga.

Autism Spurs Creative Thinking

People with autism, asked to devise fresh uses for mundane objects, came up with more original and creative ideas than those in a control group.

Having Gratitude Yields More Happiness than Having Things

In two studies, students with high amounts of gratitude were happier and had more self-esteem than students focused on material goals.

Smiley Faces

Workers that laugh together bond more, heighten creative input and become better problem-solvers.

Story Glory

Who doesn’t love hearing a good story, especially when it’s told by some of the country’s premier yarn-spinners?

Supreme Hope

A free, online global movement program is inspiring participants by teaching ways to heals conflicts using peace as the new baseline.

Sad Music Can Lift Our Mood

Melancholy music can raise feelings of peace, tenderness, wonder and transcendence in us, say Berlin researchers.
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