Improving Workplace Wellness In an ideal scenario, corporate wellness programs will always lower health costs, enhance productivity, boost employee engagement and reduce employee absenteeism and turnover. But this state of workplace nirvana often feels out of reach. A significant barrier … Continue reading Tracking success
Researchers uncover a brain process that may help explain the curse of uncontrollable thoughts Distressing conditions including PTSD, depression and anxiety have something in common: a difficulty in suppressing unwanted thoughts. Negative self-judgments and re-experienced traumas directly impact mental health … Continue reading The hidden mind
How Our Personal Finances Can Make Us Happy The idea that money generally, and the state of our finances, in particular, should be an essential contributor to our happiness seems obvious. When we handle money wisely give it an appropriate … Continue reading Is money the star of the show?
Anxiety Makes It Harder to Listen to Your Intuition As an anxious person, I find the mantra “go with your gut” endlessly frustrating. What’s so trustworthy about my gut instinct, which has, at various times, convinced me I’m dying of … Continue reading Guessing your choice
Pretending to be Batman helps kids stay on task Do their homework or reach over there for the iPad and dive into a world of games? It’s the ever-present dilemma facing young children today. Here’s a simple technique that could … Continue reading Self-immersed in the lab
It’s time to destroy startup-style workaholism once and for all There’s a debate raging in Silicon Valley this week that you should really know about. Though it may look like just a few heated Twitter exchanges and at least one … Continue reading Burning out isn’t cool
How Poverty Changes the Brain You saw the pictures in science class—a profile view of the human brain, sectioned by function. The piece at the very front, right behind where a forehead would be if the brain were actually in … Continue reading The limbic system’s fears