Kira M. Newman, Greater Good

Kira M. Newman

Greater Good

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Kira M.:

What to Do When You Never Feel Good Enough

Are you stuck in constant self-judgment? In a new book, a clinical psychologist suggests a better way to feel good about yourself. → Read More

How Relationship Satisfaction Changes Across Your Lifetime

Our romantic happiness goes through normal ups and downs as we get older—and we're least happy around age 40, a new study finds. → Read More

How Anxiety Hides in Your Habits

Before you try any tips to reduce anxiety, you have to understand your own anxiety routines, a new book argues. → Read More

Feeling anxious? The way you breathe could be adding to it

Breathing could be an overlooked key to finding more calm and peace in your life. Here's why and how you can start experimenting with your inhalations and exhalations. → Read More

How Purpose Changes Across Your Lifetime

Purpose is not a destination, suggests research, but a journey and a practice. → Read More

Eight Acts of Goodness Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak

There is no shortage of goodness, kindness, and heroism as the world battles the novel coronavirus. → Read More

How Much of Your Happiness Is Under Your Control?

The researchers behind the original "happiness pie chart" share what they've learned in the past 15 years. → Read More

What Is the Best Diet for Mental Health?

New research is exploring the connection between the foods we eat and our feelings of depression, anxiety, and happiness. → Read More

How Cultural Differences Shape Your Happiness

Researcher William Tov explains why cultural differences matter for well-being. → Read More

Take Back Your Time

Feeling time-crunched often has less to do with hours in the day than it does our own psychology. Here’s how to slow down and find time. → Read More

What This Year’s World Happiness Report Reveals About Our National Well-Being

When governments take care of us, we take care of each other. And the U.S. is struggling. → Read More

Why you never seem to have enough time

Here are some scientific insights to help you decide whether you're feeling real stopwatch pressure or unnecessary stress you're putting on yourself. → Read More

Science of a Meaningful Life: Top 10 Insights of 2018 by Kira M. Newman, Jeremy Adam Smith, Jill Suttie, Amy L. Eva and James McConchie —

These are the most provocative and influential findings published during this past year. → Read More

The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2018

The most provocative and influential research findings published during this past year. → Read More

Why Is It So Hard to Be Vulnerable?

A new study suggests that we judge ourselves more harshly than others do when we put ourselves out there. → Read More

The Science-Backed Benefits of Being a Cat Lover

Why do people choose to bring feline fluffballs into our homes? The answer is probably obvious to all cat lovers out there, who need no scientific research to justify their fierce love. Research has also found that, while cats may not be good for our furniture, they’re good for our physical and mental health. → Read More

Do Mindfulness Apps Work?

There are many studies that show the power of mindfulness and meditation. But what are the proven benefits of practicing mindfulness through a digital app? Here’s the existing science on digital mindfulness apps and how they compare to in-person mindfulness programs. → Read More

Is Social Connection the Best Path to Happiness?

If you want to be happier, a new study suggests, you should focus on your relationships. → Read More

My violin was my best friend. Then I realized I needed people.

"At 28 years old, I was the example of a lonely young person, exhibit A of the solitary millennial." → Read More

Nine Scientists Share Their Favorite Happiness Practices

For the International Day of Happiness, here's some inspiration to help you feel more connected, grateful, and satisfied with your life. #happiness → Read More