How did feeling good become a matter of relentless, competitive work; a never-to-be-attained goal which makes us miserable?
On meaningful coincidences and why unscientific beliefs can actually be entirely rational
On how our brains and bodies find pleasure in poetry.
Engaging in behavior antithetical to a given goal can increase the chances of eventually achieving it.
What happens to the mind when the body looks its best?
Does speaking in a second language make you a more moral person?
Why is art with themes and readily available meanings so often privileged above pure aesthetic beauty?
On the psychology of why rejection and loneliness may be necessary evils for the creative genius
From dating to job prospects, a name has remarkable power over the path of its owner’s life.
Prevailing theories on creativity focus on methodology, or amount of practice. But artistic talent may be more hard-wired than previously thought.