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
’Power Posing’ Co-author: ‘I Do Not Believe That ‘Power Pose’ Effects Are Real’ It would be hard to come up with a recent psychological idea that has stormed the mainstream more quickly and effectively than “power posing” — the idea … Continue reading Do power poses work?
When Work Can Be Damaging To Your Health The incessant search for results, the tension over deadlines and the stress caused by hours spent in traffic on the way to and the way back from work are part of the … Continue reading The pressures of the workplace
The Psychological Cost of Boring Buildings New Yorkers have long bemoaned their city being overrun by bland office towers and chain stores: Soon, it seems, every corner will either be a bank, a Walgreens, or a Starbucks. And there is … Continue reading Is boredom stressing?