Do you really need a lot of stuff to be happy? Science says that the opposite is true.
Look at Wall Street in 2008, and the White House right now. Diversity—of people and cognitive perspectives—is crucial for avoiding failure.
Does religion help us survive? No more than moths thrive in flame, says Richard Dawkins.
Your brain is playing tricks on you. And most of the time you have no idea what is really going on.
Ever seen someone and immediately thought that they look "shady"? Well, it could be based on cultural bias that depends on the density of the place you live.
80% of adults are overly optimistic about life—where does that cognitive bias come from?
Is science destined to crack the code of consciousness—and how would we even go about it?
Get mad when you read the news these days? It's more than just what you're reading. When you perceives unfairness or inequality, says Molly Crockett, the brain receives it more-so as an attack on identity.
Heaven is a place on earth, says a major American thinker. And a certain awesome '80s pop song.
Here's how the government improves your life without you knowing it.
To understand ourselves, our creativity and emotions, we must grapple with our pre-human existence.
Meditation is a lot more than just chilling out and reflecting. It can actually rewire your brain to become a better person.
Don't settle for comfortable and familiar thoughts, reach for what you don't know, says Harvard professor Stephen Greenblatt.
When it comes to climate change, gun control, and vaccinations, facts don’t change people’s minds—but there is one technique that might.
Infants can learn a lot about the world—if adults know the right ways to encourage them.
Poker can teach you some excellent life lessons. Just ask British poker legend Liv Boeree.
All science begins with a leap of intuition, says Richard Dawkins, but we can only ever find objective truths by knowing when to let evidence take over from emotion.
Your mind doesn't run parallel tasks, it has to trade off one focus for another. The good news is that mindfulness meditation can hone your attention span, and reduce stress and anxiety.
The most revelatory answers in life come from complex, diverse populations. Technology can open our eyes to what we're missing and destroy our subconscious biases in one fell swoop.
Your brain doesn't have a watch. It doesn't know hours or minutes—but it does understand cause and effect. And it uses this in a way to figure out time.