Good reading for the New Year

If your post-holiday mood is more reflective and less celebratory, then you then might want to check out these sites for some interesting reading about the meaning of life and the pursuit of happiness. 

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The Greater Good Science Center at UC-Berkeley has put together a list of readers’ and editors’ favorite articles published on their site during 2015, covering topics such as empathy, happiness, and emotional intelligence.

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Brain Pickings regularly serves up thoughtful articles and review essays. Site host and author Maria Popova collected The Best of Brain Pickings 2015 for our perusal.

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The School of Life is a London-based adult education center that offers classes, books, and plenty of online content. While it’s a shame that they don’t have centers in every major city (fortunately they’re expanding!), you can still get a lot from their site, including the ongoing, work-in-progress Book of Life.

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