Fear of failure is a real thing, and so are the ways of overcoming it. Comedian Ari Shaffir names ways of understanding fear, accepting it, and inviting it into your experience—all as a way to succeed.
The only thing between you and your better self is your brain. Programmed to maximize short term reward, we often find ourselves struggling between what we want and what we want to want.
Religious skepticism birthed the modern world, but its ideologies have largely failed to deliver. Could neuroscience cure the ails of human society?
What's the best way to learn something new? Embrace your inner imposter, and don't worry about speed—here's why.
Why do people have the same fights, over and over again? That's the repetition compulsion, a deeply ingrained psychological phenomenon—but not so deep that it can't be beaten.
Novelist and author Yiyun Li tells stories from her stay in a psychiatric hospital: "Sometimes it's the irrational that is real. Sometimes it's the unreal that leads to the most rational response."
Before you follow another "tip" or "trick," there's something Alan Alda wants you to know.
Science and the arts both reward curiousness and uncertainty. They both attract great outside-the-box minds.
Your future happiness and success will depend on the double-edged sword of embracing new technology to stay connected, and being smart enough to unplug at the right time.
We've all heard the line "free will is an illusion". But it may be much more an allusion—to society and culture and our surroundings—than we've ever given it credit for.
Sometimes single words contain whole worlds. Here are some of the best.
We used to use technology. Now technology uses us. Silicon Valley ethicist Tristan Harris explains how the attention economy hijacked our self-worth for profit.
Humans tend to hunker down in our own minds and trust what we already believe to be true. This emotion-based way of thought isn't often the best way to think about anything, and often leads to gridlock.
Can philosophy give you true understanding about life, the universe, and everything? Sometimes it Kant.
Reality is whatever your body believes. Virtual reality knows how to hack that.
RIP pessimists, we barely knew you. Carnegie Mellon University's Professor Michael Scheier explains the impact your outlook has on the world inside of you, from your cells to your psychology.
Haggling over a number? That's a terrible way for people to negotiate, says Harvard International Negotiation Project head honcho Dan Shapiro.
Humans are a programmable species, and we live inside the most ancient operating system of all — ideology.
Can computers be creative? Depends on whether you're asking it to write music or write a novel.