Scott Dikkers discusses comedy, the creative process, and life lessons learned playing peekaboo.
When a whoopsie-daisy just won’t cut it.
The idea is to study the thing itself — be it a work of literature, death, family, a car, a vaccine, or the hospital — without preconceived notions, trendy easy answers, or dogma imposed on it.
If you want to write and speak well, use common words, not grandiose ones. Unless you're Shakespeare, you're more likely to annoy people.
We all spend way too much time worrying what other people think of us — it’s time to cut loose.
Better cognitive control over our decisions can stave off disappointment in our actions.
You'll be able to sleep through a war.
The existential philosopher argued that an authentic and meaningful life is measured by choice.
Thomas Edison was on to something...
The replication crisis has debunked many of psychology’s fair-haired hypotheses, but for the marshmallow test, things have only become more interesting.
Take a hint from Einstein and Mozart — unplug and make peace with some degree of failure.
Intelligence is not fixed but fluid. A growth mindset allows our brains to flourish while lowering our stress levels.
When it comes to spotting a lie, less is more.
Delay the instant gratification of online knowledge and first seek out the wisdom within yourself.
No fate but what we make.
Considering the perspectives of others has important benefits for individuals and for society. There is one easy way to do it.
Arguments don’t have to be about winning or losing; they can help us build trust despite disagreeing.
High-conflict people are found in all walks of life. Learning how to identify them, and what to do next, can save you much emotional turmoil.
Financial illiteracy can become a significant problem. But it’s a problem with a clear solution.
When it comes to handling our emotions, we can’t afford to be none the WISER.
As improving biotech offers us longevity, we can prepare to live much better as we age.
Success is about give and take — with a little more give.
To do more, it sometimes pays to do nothing at all.