After 70 years, "The Power of Positive Thinking" remains incredibly popular, even though its critics find the book to be mostly fluff.
What if your best friend was an informant?
Which one is the funniest?
Between 30% and 50% of the US population says they believe in ghosts.
Does donating relieve that anxiety? Or make it worse?
Our society mostly emphasizes developing logical, procedural thinking skills, but this isn't the only way to come up with great ideas.
It might seem petty and shallow to get upset over a bad gift, but there's often a deeper reason behind the feeling.
Negative feedback ignites the primal (“fight or flight”) and emotional (“do they hate me?”) parts of our brain first.
Which studies are actually worth the hype?
It turns out it's hard to make work at an Amazon warehouse fun.
Fiona Broome remembered Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s (he didn't). Oddly, many people had the same false memory.
People think that unhappiness causes our minds to wander, but what if the causation goes the other way?
The idea that we're happier at the beginning and end of our lives is really just a comforting myth.
Every Christmas could be the last Christmas.
A key question is how to keep that relief going without relying solely on repeated ketamine infusions.
While most participants fibbed a little bit, laptop users were much more likely to lie – and by a lot more.
Sigmund Freud developed the decidedly unscientific principles of psychoanalysis in a time when most psychologists were trying to join the ranks of chemists and medical doctors.
Expressing gratitude encourages others to continue being generous, promoting a cycle of goodness.
Is science destined to crack the code of consciousness—and how would we even go about it?
The recipe for a perfect date night: a rom-com, a bowl of popcorn, and a syringe of testosterone — at least for gerbils, anyway.
Fluphenazine, once used to treat schizophrenia, is capable of blocking a compound connected to chronic pain.
Americans are more willing to put the greater good above their own interests today than in the 1950s.
When you hold yourself financially accountable, you’re likely to gain more than just some extra money.
Our inaugural special issue is focused on progress — the search for, the study of, and the project towards a better world.