Your Brain Can be Tricked Into Thinking an Experience Is Meaningful
We search for it in in art, relationships, religion—but meaning is actually made inside of our brains.
You Don't Have to be 'Tortured' to Be an Artist
Sadness isn't the only creative fuel.
Stressed Out Kids Are More Likely to Become Bad Decision Makers
Childhood stress affects you long after you've moved out of the house.
A 4-Day Work Week Isn't Necessarily Better for You
Those long weekends would come with a pretty big catch.
You Don't Need Mantras and Chakras and All That New Age Crap to Meditate
A lifelong skeptic became the kind of guy who meditates two hours a day.
Why Does the First Bite of Ice Cream Taste Better Than the Last?
It has to do with something called “sensory specific satiety.”
Is Anxiety a White-People Thing?
Either there are significant differences in how races feel—or significant improvements needed in how we research them.
Women Are More Likely to Outlive Their Savings Than Men
Your gender could influence how you stash your money away.
Being in Debt Could Seriously Screw With Your Mental Health
The longer you have until you've paid off your debt, the more anxious you're likely to be.
Anxiety and Stress Are Messing With Your Good Looks
Your worries can lead to weight gain and rapid aging.
Narcissists Are Sick, Stressed, and Insecure
They put up a self-satisfied front that shatters every time something goes wrong.
You're Probably Psychologically Sabotaging Your Own Health
If you think you're unhealthy, you're more likely to become unhealthy.