Why is happiness so important, and is it, in fact, even sustainable? And if we were happy all of the time, how would we learn to surf the waves of our emotions, and to gracefully dance with our shadows?
What if our unique interests and capabilities are more than mere indications of vocational aptitude? What if, by honoring and pursuing them with the intensity they ask for, we can be more fully the person we are meant to be?
As newer, faster, and cooler electronic devices get released at what seems to be breakneck speed, I thought a post about our love affair with the newest tech gadgets was in order. What I didn't expect to find was that the love affair I was planning to write about might actually be ... well, literal?
I recently delivered an invited talk for an authors' series around the theme of "unnecessary illusions and truth." The theme fit what I've learned about procrastination over the past decade. Here are 10 illusions about procrastination with relevant research that challenges each.
The “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration that has grown over the past few weeks has attracted growing media attention, but not always much respect. Reporters are captivated by the odd assortment of protestors that keeps showing up. Commentators sense it is important, but they don’t know what to make of it.
Love is positive. It takes courage. But love is also reciprocal. If he didn't call and left you high and dry on a Saturday night -- then he was not the right one for you. But this brings us to the question: Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?
I’ve often been a proponent of the death penalty in some cases. Some crimes are so heinous, so horrific, that the death penalty feels like justice. But as a cognitive psychologist, I worry that we create injustice by condoning a system that allows execution. Sometimes we may execute the innocent.