It wasn't until after President Lincoln's death that we would discover one of his most important lessons, hidden in his desk drawer.
Capitalism has hijacked our emotions and rewired us for instant gratification—but we can reclaim our lives by practicing deep hope.
Here's why you should always be looking for new income streams—even if you already have a full-time job.
Meditation is a lot more than just chilling out and reflecting. It can actually rewire your brain to become a better person.
Here's what Israel Guillen learned about life by studying 8 hours a day during his 22-year prison sentence.
Have you heard the one about the U.S. Open and Yom Kippur? You're about to.
From the depth of the AIDS crisis, a new community discovered itself and defeated victimhood.
Don't settle for comfortable and familiar thoughts, reach for what you don't know, says Harvard professor Stephen Greenblatt.
What makes a great book... well... great? Author Salman Rushdie gives us his idea on what separates the classics from the rest of the class.
Rabbi Darren Levine explains how the psychology of happiness intersects with religious practice.
We are on the verge of the 'Total Work' dystopia, a prediction first made in 1948. Can Universal Basic Income wake us from our stupor?
Some anxieties are essential, and for millennia they kept our ancestors alive. But there's another type of anxiety that we can actually do away with—and it's defeated via hope.
Pregnancy is proving to be a crucial time to study the effects of hope and optimism within a relationship.
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.
Salman doesn't know why we can't all just get along. If both sides just talked to each other and were less emotional and more pragmatic in their arguments, we might have a better chance of coexisting.
The Actors' Gang Prison Project has spent ten years proving that teaching prisoners self-worth and emotional intelligence pays off.
There's only one guy on this whole planet who's done both. He tells us what it's like to experience two of the most extreme feats.
As a young man, Bryan Cranston spent almost two years traveling the country and figuring out what he wanted to do. It helped shape who his is more than any other time in his life.
Hope is not as soft or as passive an emotion as we think. Here's how 'The Shawshank Redemption' can teach us the philosophy and function of hope as a response to possibility.
As scary as it may seem, Bryan Cranston was deeply informed by personal experience in how he approached Walter White, the character he played on the hit television program "Breaking Bad."