More and more companies are in the grip of a new phenomenon: "metric fixation." Here's what's wrong with it.
Changing an unhealthy habit depends a lot on your belief that you can do it, something psychologists call self-efficacy. Take smoking, for example. Your belief that you are capable of quitting will influence the...
He was one of the most intelligent men on the planet. But he had a knack for making people laugh, and it helped him spread his message of science and discovery.
Ever had an argument that never ends? There's a reason for that, says psychotherapist Esther Perel.
We are all of us held together by words.
Here's how looking down at 4 billion years of Earth's history changes you.
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Grad students are six times more likely to be diagnosed with depression than the general population.
The myths of an inhospitable land. Imposter Syndrome. That feeling when one of your characters unexpectedly murders another. Literary mage Neil Gaiman on the dark arts of fiction and everyday life.
A classic essay defines different ways to disagree, from the worst to the best, with lessons that ring true in our divisive times.
A college degree is still a well-trodden path to relative financial success. Even so, a college degree is no longer a guarantee of a secure job, or of any job at all.
NASA's director of science communication explains why success and failure are vague, impractical metrics to give young people.
"Nice and in control: the twin peaks of a good reputation...But since we are riddled with contradiction, this is not a simple story."
Why are some people so much luckier than others? It's the way they play the game.
More overweight people are no longer trying to lose weight and the health implications are not good.
Is luck a windfall of good fortune, or is it a skill you can cultivate? Janice Kaplan thinks luck works best when it's mixed with purpose.
Friedrich Nietzsche is an influential thinker, but he is not without critics. One of the best of them is British philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Albert Camus was a Franco-Algerian philosopher with some great insights on the meaning of life, why you should look to this life and not the next, and why suicide is a poor choice.
It is possible to eat fast food and stay true to the keto diet. Just be wary of eliminating everything from life (and avoid the sauces).
Philosophers like to present their works as if everything before it was wrong. Sometimes, they even say they have ended the need for more philosophy. So, what happens when somebody realizes they were mistaken?
"Our kids are 'wired' for control. Our role as adults is not to force them to follow the track we’ve laid out for them; it’s to help them develop the skills to find their own way..."