Is individual action pointless in the face of climate change? Let's not beat around the bush: the simple answer has to be "yes". Think about it: what difference does one person forgoing a lamb chop for
I've read some truly excellent books lately. The kind where you grow attached to the characters, miss them when they're gone. The kind where the haunting, lilting quality of the prose lifts you up, makes
In a new book, a neuroscientist digs deep into the brain benefits of just walking around. Walking probably feels like one of the easiest things you do all day. According to neuroscience, it isn't really.
Katy Milkman played tennis at Princeton, and when she finished college, she went to the gym every day. But when she started grad school, her fitness routine went south. "At the end of a long day of classes,
These historic harbors rival Italy's "City of Canals." Here's how to see them responsibly. Venice has captured travelers’ hearts for hundreds of years. An artistic and architectural masterpiece, this on
If you need a mood booster, it's just around the corner. A new study shows that getting outside and taking a walk in an urban park or other greenspace has even more power to increase happiness than the
With 10 Short Words, Stephen Colbert Just Taught an Extraordinary Lesson About Life, Happiness and Gratitude
"It's a gift to exist, and with existence comes suffering. Even the most successful people endure pain. Even the happiest and best--adjusted sometimes feel sorry for themselves. I'm thinking about those
One of the Most Famous Harvard Studies Ever Says You Feel Happier When Your 'Close' Friends Get Happier (But Only Under Condition)
You probably have a number of work friends with whom you laugh. Commiserate. Confide. Because of proximity and shared experiences, you might even consider a few work friends among your closest friends.
What a lot of people don’t appear to understand is that the single easiest way to make friends is to show up when it matters — and the single easiest way to lose friends is to, well, not. That sounds but
Should you take that job with the pay bump even though it adds an hour to your commute? It is better to deep clean your house or pay someone to do it for you? From big life decisions to small daily ones,