Greater Good Magazine

Our free online magazine, Greater Good, turns scientific research into stories, tips, and tools for a happier life and a more compassionate society. Its mission is to bridge the gap between scientific journals and people’s daily lives, applying cutting-edge research to homes and workplaces, particularly for parents, educators, business leaders, and health care professionals. 

The Greater Good Science Center published the first print issue of Greater Good in 2004, and the response was overwhelming. The Utne Reader named it one of the best new publications of the year, and it nearly sold out of its first few issues. In 2009, to improve its reach and financial sustainability, the GGSC ceased printing the magazine and relaunched it as an online-only publication.

Today, Greater Good reaches millions of readers each year with a rich array of award-winning media, including articles, videos, quizzes, and podcasts—all available for free, with new material published almost every weekday of the year. Its contributors include Rick Hanson, Christine Carter, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Daniel Goleman, and many other leading authors and researchers.

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    ― Faye Viray, Course Participant

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