A recent study casts doubt on the notion that watching porn, whether alone or with a partner, damages romantic relationships.
Great genius is not born of lightning bolt-like moments of inspiration. In reality, perseverance plays the biggest role.
It's better to pursue moral actions instead of the ephemeral state of happiness, according to the philosopher Immanuel Kant.
Engaging in a brief mindfulness exercise made people who identified “I/me” words 33% less likely to volunteer.
We all employ heuristics to help us deal with the world. But when we make a hasty generalization, we risk making a big error in our thinking.
The key is finding which lifestyle suits you best: hedonic, eudaimonic, or experiential.
Marijuana use among college students in 2020 reached levels not seen since the 1980s.
Are you in love? Trust your mother over your brain.
Time and again, studies have found a connection between authoritarian ideals and meaning in life — a notion backed up by historical documents.
Stoicism says that we should change what we can, endure what we must. The company we keep is something we can, and often should, change.
To enable us to read, the brain piggybacks on other cognitive processes.
More than pay or advancement, people are seeking a better fit between their own and corporate values.
Mind Bank Ai is the newest entrant in an ambitious idea: using AI to create a kind of immortality.
Our temporal experience of the world is not divided into a series of neat segments, yet that's how we talk about time.
Evidence shows that information is transmitted via “complex contagion.”
Why do people own so many unused possessions, treating them as though they are too special to use?
"Theory of mind" enables all people to naturally infer other people's mental states. Psychopaths don't seem to put much effort into the process.
A new study suggests that depressed people may prefer a Leonard Cohen or Bob Dylan song to one from The Beach Boys or One Direction.
For some people, the emotional pull of fictional characters is profoundly strong.
Ultrarunning is a celebration of living and a rehearsal of dying all rolled up in a single intense experience.
Our ancestral cousins far more intelligent than we credit them for, and they did things most of us cannot.
Scientists use tripping rats to show that LSD disrupts communication between two key brain regions.
From "shell shock" to "combat fatigue," the wars of the past century have violently illuminated the power trauma can wield over the mind and body.
"I suddenly woke up one day and thought, you idiot, you are letting your life fade away, you have got to do something."
Research has shown the benefits of mindfulness, but the current mindfulness craze cannot deliver on its overhyped promises.
Anxiety can be good or bad. It turns out that it's really up to you.