- Jan 1 201721 minutes
Tim Ferriss: If You're Not Happy With What You Have, You Might Never Be Happy
Self-improvement master Tim Ferriss has a surprising message for those who keep searching for something better: You have to know when to stop.
- Jan 1 20172 minutes
Research-Backed Ways To Impress Anyone In Two Seconds
Got two seconds? Make the most of them.
- 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
- Jan 1 20172 minutes
10 Entrepreneurs Share Fail-Safe Strategies For More Effective Meetings
We asked readers: How do you make the most of everyone's least favorite work routine? Here's what they had to say.1. Plan ahead. Set the agenda one week ahead of time. Allow employees to comment on it prior to the meeting so they have time to really
- Mar 1 20166 minutes
22 Qualities That Make a Great Leader
Want to be a laudable leader? Study these characteristics -- and the wise words of leaders who strive to embody them.
- 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.
- Dec 21 20166 minutes
Virtual Reality Can Leave You With An Existential Hangover
After exploring a virtual world, some people can’t shake the sense that the actual world isn’t real, either.
- Dec 10 201615 minutes
In Defense Of Facts
A new history of the essay gets the genre all wrong, and in the process endorses a misleading idea of knowledge.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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
- Mar 1 20157 minutes
A Winning Personality: Why Ambiverts Make Great Entrepreneurs
Ambiverts are individuals with characteristics of both introverts and extroverts. Could this balance equip them to be superior business leaders?
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Dec 1 20161 minute
The Facebook Founder In His Own Words
Zuckerberg often muses on management. Here, a selection of quotes from public Q&As posted on Facebook.
- Jun 13 201612 minutes
How to Stay Married
Staying married is more challenging than ever. But new data says it’s worth it
- Oct 31 20162 minutes
My Famıly’s Battle With Mental Illness
IN A NEW BOOK, THE STAR OPENS UP ABOUT HOW SHE SAVED HER SCHIZOPHRENIC MOM
- 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 201614 minutes
The Kids Are Not All Right
American teens are anxious, depressed and overwhelmed. Experts are struggling over how to help them
- Sep 1 20142 minutes
A Yoga Franchise for Kids Stretches Bodies and Minds
Imagination Yoga uses storytelling to encourage kids to move through a series of yoga positions.
- Oct 3 20165 minutes
The Mindful Classroom
Some experts think mindfulness is the antidote to distraction, misbehaving—even poor math scores. Are they on to something?
- 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.
- Apr 1 20141 minute
3 Strategies for Dealing With Toxic People
Unfortunately, you can't change them. But you can change the way you interact with them.
- Jan 19 20173 minutes
The Dark Side Of American Optimism
And the bright side of rising pessimism about the American Dream