I Tried One Week of ‘Practicing Positivity’ to Cure My Hater Brain
Even I’m sick of my bullshit at this point. Could meditation, gratitude, and a little more smiling actually change my attitude?
‘Why Does Being Told to Stay Positive Piss Me Off So Much?’
Looking on the bright side doesn’t actually work for everyone.
What It's Like to Sell 'Life Is Good' When the World Feels Bad
2020 has made many of us anxious and angry. According to Life Is Good's "chief executive optimist" Bert Jacobs, the business of optimism is booming.
Pessimists Die Two Years Younger Than Optimists, According to Study
New research suggests that negative-minded people are more likely to develop life-threatening diseases.
Some Compelling Reasons Not to Give Up on Solving Climate Change
Reports that say we’re all doomed in the face of the climate crisis ignore a history of survival—and the opportunity to make the future better.
We Asked 105 Experts What Gives Them Hope About the Future
Welcome to the bright side of Motherboard’s two-part poll about the future.
Feeling Like a Loser Affects You Physically
The consequences of unpopularity can stay with you for life.
Corbyn Won Because Hope Turned the Unthinkable Into Reality
Fatalism is dead and belief in change is back.
How About That British Election, Huh?
For once, people who don’t want to squeeze the poor and pour pressure on the NHS have woken up… not totally depressed.
Canada Is Finally Doing Something to Bring Down Mobile Data Costs
Minister Navdeep Bains has directed the CRTC to reconsider its decision on MVNOs.
Women Are Really Not into America Right Now
Only 29 percent of all American women say they have "quite a lot of confidence" in the direction of the country.
It's Not Just You: Literally Everyone Expects the Worst, Study Says
According to new research, optimists and pessimists alike brace for the worst while waiting for news.