Being bored is great. It's where we come up with our best ideas, and how we become better people by being able to mentally solve our biggest personal problems. So why are we destroying boredom with our phones?
Outraged by something on the internet? Yawn. You may be simply falling for a very old trick... and becoming a run-of-the-mill bully in the process.
Everyone thinks they know how to make their brain more creative and have better ideas.
Two-thirds of the achievement gap for American children is due to the "summer learning loss". Here's how we fix that.
The big, unknowable questions in life are seductive, but without small, trivial questions as insulation, those large mysteries can consume us.
If you want to feel less pain, meditate more often. According to this new research, it can genuinely erase the emotional reaction to pain. And since it's long been said by coaches and some doctors that most pain is...
What are you capable of? David Goggins' amazing and grueling feat of persistence shows how tough the human mind can be.
Living in the moment is an exception, not the rule. So why do we invest so much energy into a future we can't predict, control, or anticipate? It turns out our happiness may depend on it.
Are you scared—of flying, the dark, anything? Or are you scared about not being in total control of the situation?
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.