"Downward counterfactual thinking" — that is, imagining how things could be worse — is a quick and easy way to boost your well-being and gratitude.
From health to leadership abilities, a good sense of humor can help improve many aspects of life.
Here's how to avoid getting duped by the "dark patterns" of online businesses.
We don’t understand why loneliness is bad for us if all we can say is that it hurts.
It's perhaps never been harder to resist the urge to overspend.
Children as young as three have been defined for life by IQ tests.
Parents want the best for their kids, but resilience helps children better cope with life's unavoidable challenges.
More than half of Americans feel anxious over their financial situation.
Would you really want that, anyway?
We are tearing ourselves apart over gender issues, with the result that the problems of boys and men are left untreated.
After 70 years, "The Power of Positive Thinking" remains incredibly popular, even though its critics find the book to be mostly fluff.
It might seem petty and shallow to get upset over a bad gift, but there's often a deeper reason behind the feeling.
There's no escaping the death of loved ones. But that doesn't mean we're powerless in the wake of loss.
Every Christmas could be the last Christmas.
Women have made incredible gains into STEM fields, but they continue to face gender biases in the workplace.
While most participants fibbed a little bit, laptop users were much more likely to lie – and by a lot more.
Expressing gratitude encourages others to continue being generous, promoting a cycle of goodness.
Talking to yourself seems to yield real benefits, from boosts in cognitive performance to improved emotional regulation.
The recipe for a perfect date night: a rom-com, a bowl of popcorn, and a syringe of testosterone — at least for gerbils, anyway.
Just a small gesture or a thoughtful comment can often alter a situation, or people’s perceptions of it, in ways that relieve tensions and make them feel appreciated and included.
Think you should speak about 40% of the time in conversation? How about 70%?
Not every "expert" has the expertise to back up their argument.
Because there's not enough Walden pond to go around.
When you wish upon a star, it probably makes a difference who you are.
One study estimated that 80% of people include “deviations” from the truth in their online profiles.
People tend to underestimate how much a friend they’ve lost contact with would enjoy a simple note saying "hi."
When it comes to vetting people for friendship, body odor seems to be a decisive factor.
Evolutionary psychology could explain those otherworldly feelings.
In a world where we assume people tell the truth, liars prosper. To stop them from exploiting others, here are three rules to catch a liar.
It's the "intersection of burnout, imposter syndrome, and anxiety.”