- Sep 1 20153 minutes
6 Secrets About the Human Brain That Will Make You a Better Marketer
Knowing how the mind processes information and images can help you send the right message.
- Oct 17 20161 minute
How Mindfulness Can Save You Money
IF YOU PUT PEOPLE IN BRAIN SCANNERS and give them something delicious—say, wine or chocolate—the reward centers of their brains light up. In other words, it’s making them feel good. But if you promise them a delicious item in the future, there’s no r
- Nov 28 20161 minute
Hold Yourself Accountable—You’ll Be Happier
PEOPLE TEND TO EXTERNALIZE WHEN THEY encounter problems—to look beyond themselves and find fault with others when things go wrong. Society’s mantra is “There’s plenty of blame to go around!” You can hear it echo in the reactions to the election. But
- Mar 1 20141 minute
This Is Your Brain on Power
There's evidence that power actually changes the way the brain sees others, decreasing recognition of others' concerns.
- Sep 26 20161 minute
Why We Should Watch Our Internal Clocks
IN OUR RELENTLESS QUEST TO LIVE healthier, happier, more productive lives, we often overlook a powerful tool within us: our internal sense of timing. The human body is genetically designed to coordinate the “when” of almost all aspects of life—sleep,
- Dec 1 20163 minutes
Who's That Gift Really For?
Before you give, think about how thoughtful you're actually being.
- Nov 7 20165 minutes
Read a Novel: It’s Just What the Doctor Ordered
IT’S WELL-ESTABLISHED SCIENCE THAT READING boosts vocabulary, sharpens reason and expands intellectual horizons. But the latest round of research on the benefits of literature focuses on how it improves not our IQ, but our EQ. Book lovers profess a
- Dec 6 20164 minutes
Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self
The same part of the brain that allows us to step into the shoes of others also helps us restrain ourselves.
- Dec 1 20162 minutes
The Moral Imperative For Leaders
WE LIVE IN A TIME of moral outrage. If you listened to partisans on either side of Election 2016, it was a contest between—or a protest of—a criminally corrupt politician and a serial sex offender, even though neither candidate had been formally char
- Nov 1 20162 minutes
You’re Already Good. Here’s How to Step It Up
Fortune reviews three major releases this season that promise to help you elevate your thinking, motivation, and creativity in work and in life.
- May 1 20162 minutes
How to Handle Personal Conflicts Professionally
Whether it's a betrayal, a personal dislike or a choice between public or private acknowledgement, personal conflicts can arise at work. Find out the right way to navigate these situations.
- Jun 1 20162 minutes
How Real Brilliance Is Measured
Rather than looking at typical benchmarks, we focus on the ideas, almost all fueled by passion and implemented by strong leaders.
- Sep 1 20163 minutes
If You Work From Home, Do This Every Day
It's time to give yourself a break.
- Mar 1 20152 minutes
What Leadership Is -- And What It Is Not
Great leaders inspire and create meaningful, lasting opportunities and new ways of thinking. They believe in change. They have an impact on the future.
- Nov 7 20161 minute
What Parents Should Do
If you’re worried about an adolescent and aren’t sure what to do, heed the advice of Fadi Haddad, a psychiatrist and the co-author of Helping Kids in Crisis
- Dec 9 20164 minutes
Profanity's Roots In Brain Chemistry? Damn Right
Swearing has its own home in our brains, separate from where we generate polite conversation.
- Jan 3 20179 minutes
The Friendship That Created Behavioral Economics
A conversation with Michael Lewis about his new book on the research of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky
- Dec 1 20131 minute
The 5 Traits You Need to Dominate Any Industry
Great people, no matter their field, have similar habits. Learn them and then use them in your own quest to greatness.
- Nov 7 20162 minutes
Inside the New Standards for Kids and Screen Time
WHEN IT COMES TO SCREEN TIME for kids, less is more. That’s what the American Academy of Pediatrics has maintained for years, warning that exposing young children to any kind of digital platform, from junk TV to educational apps, could lead to delaye
- Oct 31 20162 minutes
Why Fitness Trackers Aren’t Making Us Healthier
ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO, WHEN THE first generation of wearable fitness trackers became popular, they were heralded as the dawn of a revolution. Health experts and businesspeople alike said that giving people access to real-time calorie-burning and step-
- Dec 27 20168 minutes
The Best Writing Advice Of 2016
Highlights from 12 months of interviews with writers about their craft and the authors they love
- Dec 12 20163 minutes
A Beautiful Friendship
Michael Lewis chronicles the groundbreaking collaboration of behavioral economists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky.
- Sep 19 20161 minute
We Shouldn’t Dismiss People Who Deny Facts
IT’S EASY TO DISMISS PEOPLE WHO believe things that are factually incorrect—that vaccines cause autism, for example, or that climate change isn’t real. But if we really want to change how they think, we need to take an honest look at what’s driving t
- May 1 20163 minutes
Don't Pop Your Top: 5 Thoughts to Keep You Calm in an Angry Moment
Even when anger takes over your brain, your inner Hulk can stay restrained.
- Oct 1 20141 minute
10 Ways to Recharge
Your guide to escaping the burnout model.
- Oct 24 20161 minute
How Thinking Like a Kid Can Spur Creativity
IT’S COMMON FOR ADULTS TO FEEL LIKE we’re drowning in judgment—“You’re not famous enough,” “You’re not smart enough,” “You’re not thin enough.” The weight of these appraisals, from others and from ourselves, can prevent us from looking at the world a
- Nov 1 20132 minutes
The Ethics Coach on Crisis Management
How to run a business during a state of emergency.
- Oct 1 20162 minutes
Love it or loathe it, brainstorming is a ubiquitous part of office culture. Whether it is an effective tool for generating ideas and solving problems is up for debate. And since we love a good debate, we invited 50 leaders in the design community—typ
- Sep 5 20161 minute
The Bright Side of Darker Emotions
IT’S NATURAL TO WANT TO BE HAPPY all the time. But it’s telling that most of what many consider to be our seven basic emotions—joy, anger, sadness, fear, surprise, contempt and disgust—reflect the dark side of the human experience. These emotions are
- May 1 20155 minutes
How to Handle Confrontation at Work
Confronting someone doesn't have to be a defensive maneuver or a counterattack.