"In our studies, people who are more intelligent don’t mind wander so often when the task is hard but can do it more when tasks are easy."
You don't have to be an emperor to apply these rules to daily living.
Contrary to popular research, people with more money are happier, but it’s their spending habits, not their account balances, that move the dial.
Parents want the best for their kids, but resilience helps children better cope with life's unavoidable challenges.
People think that unhappiness causes our minds to wander, but what if the causation goes the other way?
Perfectionism is on the rise, and its consequences for mental health can be devastating. The Japanese philosophy of "wabi sabi" can help.
The modern attention economy hijacks our ability to focus, but an ancient technique offers a means to get it back.
Types of therapy are about as different as the people who use it.
There are many things in life that cannot be improved with greater effort. Sometimes, life requires that you step back.
Sludge may be inevitable, but there are better ways to manage such frictions in our daily lives.
Too many people still view stay-at-home dads as feckless deadbeats, but their acceptance is an important step toward gender equality.
No amount of success can overcome imposter syndrome without a mindset geared toward growth.
Finland reveals that happiness is more about mindset than umbrella drinks and sun-warmed beaches.
Implicit bias may be outside your conscious control, but that doesn’t mean change is.
Flow occurs when a task’s challenge is balanced with one’s skill.
When we are more focused on the good things we enjoy in life, we have more to live for.
Engaging in a brief mindfulness exercise made people who identified “I/me” words 33% less likely to volunteer.
Why do people own so many unused possessions, treating them as though they are too special to use?
Ultrarunning is a celebration of living and a rehearsal of dying all rolled up in a single intense experience.