This is Your Brain on Patriotism If you want to understand how patriotism works in the United States, a good place to start is a swim meet in southern California, near the University of California, Irvine campus. It’s hot, and … Continue reading The psychology of patriotism
Strengthening our ecological imagination Imagination is often misunderstood, defined as a fanciful flight away from reality—and sometimes it is. But there is another kind of imagination, one that is based on deep inner listening, with a quality of calm presence … Continue reading Imagine your environment
Information overload fuels ‘fake news’: study “Fake news” has become a troubling phenomenon, allegedly used to manipulate voters and fuel a rise in global populism. In one case, it inspired a man to shoot up a Washington pizzeria. On Monday, … Continue reading Source your news well
Five golden rules for getting your letters and emails read Sometimes you have to write to customers, and sometimes you want to. Regardless, it is a surprisingly expensive exercise once you add the time it takes to plan the correspondence … Continue reading Engage your customers
Most People Identify as Huggers, Rarely Hug “I think that—and I should be careful about how I say this, but—I do think using Facebook sometimes feels like using heroin,” Vivek Murthy, the recent-past U.S. Surgeon General, said yesterday. The comment … Continue reading Can loneliness cause addiction?
Sex Sells? No, It Doesn’t Chiseled abs and bikinis can sell just about anything, right? According to the minds behind those Carl’s Jr. ads—and countless others—you’d think that’d be true. This idea that “sex sells” has hung around for more … Continue reading Is there too sex in marketing?
Israelis favor gentle government ‘nudges,’ study says Israelis of all walks of life tend to support gentle prompts from government and businesses that encourage positive behavior, according to a recent survey. The method of influence is known as “nudging,” and … Continue reading Supporting nudge