- 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
- Oct 1 20142 minutes
4 Ways to Keep Learning Beyond the Classroom
You don't have to get a new degree to expand your knowledge base.
- 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 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.
- 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
- 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 20163 minutes
Who's That Gift Really For?
Before you give, think about how thoughtful you're actually being.
- Apr 1 20152 minutes
How to Handle Employees Who Avoid Criticism
The Ethics Coach handles tackles two big questions: how to deal with employees who resist feedback and how to create a 'mutually beneficial' internship program.
- 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,
- Jan 1 20172 minutes
Research-Backed Ways To Impress Anyone In Two Seconds
Got two seconds? Make the most of them.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- Dec 1 201611 minutes
Autism's Placebo Problem
People on the spectrum—and their families—can be more easily swayed in their responses to treatments than previously thought.
- 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?
- Jan 4 20176 minutes
Earth's Oceans Are Steadily Warming
Another study argues there was no sea-surface slowdown in warming.
- Oct 24 20162 minutes
The Literacy of Long-Form Thinking
A man from ancient Rome said it was better to know nothing about a subject than to half-know it. I’m worried that this Republic of ours is set on proving his wisdom all over again. Only, we aren’t even bothering to know 50% of what’s going on. Seems
- Dec 26 20164 minutes
When The Teacher Is An Ocean Away
VIPKid pairs Chinese students and American instructors via the web | “What keeps me up at night is not growth, it’s quality”
- Dec 14 20168 minutes
Understanding America’s Moral Divides
Psychological research helps explain why conflicts are so intractable when morality is involved.
- 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.
- Nov 27 20161 minute
Bumbling Is Good For The Brain
JIHAN THOMPSON NEURONAL CONNECTIONS ARE created in the brain when you attempt something new. Plenty of research indicates this, including a 2010 study in The Journal of Neuroscience that found that even after just two sessions of practicing a new ta
- Apr 1 20132 minutes
How to Cut Through the Clutter and Make the Best Decisions
Making clear-headed decisions is the ability to see beyond your entrenched biases and move your business forward. Here's how to do it.
- Feb 1 20161 minute
The Artist Otherwise Known as an Entrepreneur
'Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.' – Pablo Picasso
- 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-
- 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.
- Dec 12 20161 minute
Building The Workforces Businesses Need
JOHN RICE WHEN A COMPANY INVESTS IN A country, it asks: Do we have the right people with the right capabilities? This makes people think of new facilities, new jobs. Too often they forget the importance of developing new skills. Most educational sy
- Sep 5 20163 minutes
Can Virtual Reality Help People Manage Pain?
SNOWFLAKES FALL AROUND ME AS I float above a river, weaving through an icy wonderland. I toss a fish to an otter, and it shivers with glee. Then, as I exit a cave full of colorful rocks, I flow into a bright spring landscape, complete with cherry blo
- May 1 20132 minutes
How to Keep Employees Engaged
The key to developing employees with oomph is communication.
- Dec 8 20163 minutes
The Best Music For Productivity? Silence
Studies show that for most types of cognitively demanding tasks, anything but quiet hurts performance.