Cathy Gladwell

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Searching for the “Free Will” Neuron - MIT Technology Review

It was an expedition seeking something never caught before: a single human neuron lighting up to create an urge, albeit for the minor task of moving …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Happiness

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryDeclaring You’re “Washed” Is a Brag, Not a Confession Rebecca Onion People in their 30s and 40s are proudly abandoning the quest to be …

Nerve Agents

Plagued by Haters, a Pilates Trainer Photoshops Herself Skinnier in This Video About Body Image

No matter how much you accomplish in life, there are always going to be plenty of people online to tell you just how crappy you still are.<p>Pilates …

More Sex Means More Money

A new study finds that those who have more sex bring home bigger paychecks. How bedroom behavior deepens your pockets.<p>Employees with active sex lives …

20 Things You Need To Give Up If You Want To Be Truly Happy

If you’ve ever fallen in love, you would know how good it makes you feel. It’s an exciting and at the same time terrifying sensation. You might be …

Psychology

I’m a cynic by nature but I was surprised by how mindfulness helped me

Image: Shutterstock/Ollyy<p>Image: Shutterstock/Ollyy<p><i>It’s becoming more popular but, to the uninitiated, mindfulness practice can seem daunting. Here, a</i> …

Mindfulness

5 Proven Ways to Create a Happy, Fulfilling Life

<b>“It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.”</b> <b>~</b><b>Denis Waitley</b><p>Happiness.<p>You want it. You seek it. …

The Best New Beauty Apps To Download Now

Nowadays, we probably spend more time staring at our phones than in the mirror. Yet, we don't exactly think of our small screens as beauty aids. …

Life's amusing little trip-ups 'While We're Young' and ever after

Sharp, funny and dead-on accurate about the way we live now, "While We're Young" is not a film about eternal youth but, rather, about coming to terms with growing older. This delicious satire about aging hipsters and their discontents is everything we've come to expect from the best of Noah …

10 Habits That Will Make You Happy Today (Even If Life Isn't Going Your Way)

In 2010, after losing my job and being unable to find another one for close to a year, I fell into a deep depression. During this time I read dozens …

Happiness

7 Rules For A Happier, Healthier Life

Sometimes, when you're looking to make some new healthy changes to your life, the last thing you want is another calorie-counting food journal or specific list of exercises that tone each troublesome body part. Instead, a simple mantra or two will do.<p>That's the premise behind <i>The New Health Rules</i>, …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

How the World’s Oldest People Live So Long

At 118, the world’s oldest woman says her secret is eating, sleeping, and relaxing. Sounds good to us!<p>How do you live to be 109 years old? Exercise, …

Now anybody can use Robinhood, the no-fee trading app backed by Snoop Dogg and Marc Andreessen

And after months of waiting, it's now open to anyone who wants to join.<p>Robinhood, a zero-commission brokerage app for iPhone that launched in December to a 700,000-person waitlist, is now available to the general public.<p>Here's why Robinhood is unlike any existing stock market app.<p>For starters, it's …

The internet is full of men who hate feminism. Here's what they're like in person. - Vox

Some men have always been wretched. It only took the internet to make it obvious.<p>Women — some women, at least — have always known. For all the sense that we are in a generation finding a new voice, it may be more accurate to say that we are in a generation where an old voice has finally found …

Feminism

Geek Girl in Hollywood: The problem with 'kick-ass chicks'

You may have heard the term “strong female character” bandied about over the past few years — how we don’t have enough of them (we don’t), how we’re …

Scarlett Johansson

True adulthood doesn't begin until age 25

The trend has been dubbed ‘kidulthood’ by commentators<p>True adulthood does not begin in the western world until 25 because young people are putting off settling down for longer, a psychiatrist has claimed.<p>Although the transition from child to adult is traditionally marked at 18, in fact, crucial …

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

Happiness

7 Moments When Jon Stewart Led America

The fake newsman was so often the port in a storm of crazy.<p>There have been times, both on and off <i>The Daily Show</i>, that Jon Stewart has felt like the …

Complaining, for Your Health

The mental and physical benefits of airing your grievances<p>In his 1964 book <i>Games People Play</i>, psychiatrist Eric Berne describes what he calls the “Yes, but” communication pattern: First, one person states a problem. Next, another person responds by offering suggestions on how to solve it. The first …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

How Real Are Facebook Friendships?

An artist set out to find the answer—by tracking down and photographing every one of her social-media connections.<p>Editor of the <i>New York Times Book Review</i> Pamela Paul’s recent column “How to Be Liked By Everyone Online” describes how social media “has upended social and psychological norms” by …

Seeing Humor in our Predicament

“If it were not laughed at, it would not be sufficient to be Tao.” – Lao Tzu, <i>Tao Te Ching</i><p>Did you ever have a bad day? Everything seems to go wrong …