How gratefulness leads to mindfulness

In The Atlantic this month, Prof. David Desteno, of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, describes research showing mind­ful­ness training can encourage com­pas­sion for others: “Mindfulness’s most pro­found ben­efit may not be the one that’s […]

Death to your lawn!

Of the approx­i­mately 320 gal­lons of water that an average house­hold uses every day, 15 per­cent goes to lawns and gar­dens, which adds up to about 9 bil­lion gal­lons per […]

The kindness cure

How do you cul­ti­vate com­pas­sion? How do you ensure that at the end of the day, it’s your kind­ness and gen­erosity for which you’ll be remem­bered? It’s a good question, […]

Voices: ‘Shots fired’; here we go again

After the Charleston mas­sacre, James Alan Fox, a pro­fessor of crim­i­nology atNorth­eastern Uni­ver­sity, wrote in a column for USA TODAY about the urge to finger-​​​​point and the frus­tra­tion these sprees […]