People often ask "What should I do?" when faced with an ethical problem. Aristotle urges us to ask "What kind of person should I be?"
Pain makes sense from an evolutionary perspective. What's puzzling is why so many of us choose to seek out painful experiences.
"The Soul of a New Machine" provides a rare level of insight into the minds and decisions of humanity's greatest thinkers.
In the age of distraction, don't we all want to read faster and more efficiently?
Being more creative doesn’t require a ‘Muse.’ It’s about pairing intelligence and imagination.
Willpower alone likely isn't enough to replace a bad habit with a good one.
"A cheap loan is beyond all new destiny." Does that mean anything to you?
Safety through technology is no bad thing—Nietzsche himself sought doctors and medicines throughout his life—but it can become pathological.
Is college worth it? This question may seem a no-brainer, but there are many reasons why it is worthy of serious deliberation. Here are three.
“What am I missing?” is a question that journalist Mónica Guzmán thinks more people should start asking.
Kids' underdeveloped brains seem to help them acquire new languages with little effort.
One god stands for order, logic, and reason. The other stands for chaos, madness, and drunkenness. Nietzsche thinks you need both.
Implicit bias may be outside your conscious control, but that doesn’t mean change is.
The language you speak plays an important role in how you evaluate truth.
Jean Paul Sartre summed up the existentialist idea of "bad faith" through a waiter who acted a bit too much like a waiter.
People can lose their authentic selves when they don't honestly confront life's potential, according to the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.
The power of play: our forgotten lifehack.
To overcome burnout, we need to change how we think about the relationship between dignity and work, argues Jonathan Malesic.
Society-changing ideas form through a three-stage process, argues author Michael Bhaskar.
Learning styles are supposed to help learners take ownership of their education, but research doesn’t back up this well-intentioned myth.
Awe makes us feel smaller but also more connected to life and each other.
The Chegg cheating scandal reveals a critical need to rethink the student experience in post-COVID education.