Writing Letters to Break Vicious Cycles

Economists in Germany find that expressing feelings to someone who hurts you could make you more generous to others.

A Simple Way to Spark Creativity

The conclusion of new research finds that imagining yourself as a stereotypically creative person improves one’s performance on a standard test of creative thinking.

Michelle Obama Just Offered a Powerful Message on Mental Health

First Lady Michelle Obama wrote that it’s time to change the way we talk about mental health in a new Huffington Post piece. In her essay, Obama included the common statistic that about one in five adults suffer from mental illness and that many are too afraid to get the help they need because of the societal taboo surrounding mental illness.

There’s a Proven Link Between Effective Leadership and Getting Enough Sleep

Sleep deficiencies can undermine important forms of leadership behavior and eventually hurt financial performance. This article will explore the link between sleep and leadership before discussing solutions that can improve both individual well-being and organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

There’s No Such Thing As Stress—Here’s What’s Really Bothering You

By trying to cure stress in the workplace, we’re treating a symptom (or many of them), not a cause.

3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions

There are three methods to handle situations of all kinds more efficiently.

Mindfulness Training Cools Inflammation

There’s evidence that mindfulness meditation can improve how we age and even fight disease. Yet, little is known about the brain changes behind the effects.

The Science Behind Daydreaming and How You Can Retrain Your Brain to Focus

Our brains aren’t designed for the type of work we do, which is why we’re always distracted. But two rules can help you retrain your brain.

The Countries Where People Are the Most Emotionally Complex

Why cultures that value interdependence, like Japan, win at being deep

In 2016, Think Really Hard About Why You Might Be Wrong

Almost no one who thinks about bias — what forms it takes, how it trips up effective decision-making, and so on — does so more often or more carefully than behavioral economists do.