November 2023The Subtle but Powerful Pull of Your Social Circles
The people around us have a stronger influence on our decisions and actions than we realize. Here’s what research reveals about our networks’ gravitational force.
September 2023How to Stay True to Yourself
As the lines between real and fake blur, Americans increasingly chase the idea of authenticity. The first step may be to consider self-knowledge, truthfulness, and other building blocks on the road to personal growth.
July 2023When Should You Follow Your Sixth Sense?
You just met The One or maybe a shady character. Is your impression correct? It's a mysterious package, delivered by subtle sensory clues.
May 2023The Power of Hope
Hope is double-edged; false hope can set you on a collision course with despair. Know when your hopes are well-founded and how to turn your deep desires into results.
March 2023The State of Today's Male Psyche
Men have long been silent and stoic about their inner lives, but there’s every reason for them to open up emotionally—and their partners are helping.
January 20235 Ways to Find Your Purpose
Knowing what you value will help you build the most meaningful life possible.
November 2022Did I Really Just Say That?
Our conversations are sprinkled with slips, pauses, lies, and clues to our inner world. Here’s what we reveal when we speak, whether we mean to or not.
September 2022How You Change
The question is not whether you’ll change; you will. Research clearly shows that everyone’s personality traits shift over the years, often for the better. But who we end up becoming and how much we like that person are more in our control than we tend to think they are.
July 2022Why We Keep So Many Secrets
We all harbor secrets. Some are big and bad; some are small and trivial. Researchers have parsed which truths to tell and which not to.
May 2022How to Make Peace With the Past
There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may shortchange the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.