I Want It Now!

I Want It Now!

The marshmallow test revisited: The benefits of mastering impulse control and delaying gratification.

The Brain's Ability to Look Within: A Secret to Self-Mastery

Tapping into our ability to turn attention inward empowers and heals.

Taming the Want Monster

The if-I-don’t-get-it-I’ll-die type of desire that we think is tied to happiness

Succeed at Habit Change With This One-Page "Book!"

Eight "chapters," 19 quotes, one page, and you've changed.

Why Students Try to “Negotiate” Grades

Are today's students more demanding than before?

5 Mind Tricks to Help Keep Your Resolutions

5 fun and easy ways to help keep your New Year's resolutions

Retail Therapy: The Best Medicine?

The jury is actually out on whether retail therapy is good for you.

Prepping Kids So They're Ready To Thrive as Adults

How can families prepare students for doing well when they finish college?

Are You an Addict?

How addictive behaviors cut us off from pain and joy

Nature or Nurture? Self-Control or Childhood Experience?

Taking another look at the "Marshmallow Task"

You Remember James Frey?

Is he an example of a writer who completely outgrew his addiction?

What Meaningful Work Does to Youth (Part Two)

Youth today are growing up in a SCENE that adults created.

Are Single People More Resilient Than Everyone Else?

Why are singles happier and healthier than scientists predicted?

Achieve Your Goals by Tweaking Your Mindset

Master your motivation and your goals become in reach

The Strange Hobby of Collecting “Murderabilia”

Why people collect the grisly artifacts of murder.

Gamble Much? How to Figure out if You've Got a Problem

Get inside the mind of the compulsive gambler

The Psychology of Scarcity

5 ways to overcome a misguided mindset.

Family Feud Highlights Our Aversion to Idleness

Contestants play more rounds than they should because they can’t bear idleness.

Responding to the Adolescent Push for Freedom

Growing up requires more freedom from and more freedom for to reach independence

Why We Gain Weight When We’re Stressed—And How Not To

The psychology and biology of stress-related overeating and weight gain

If Seasons Could Talk: Scrooge, Sex, and Selfies

Use the seasons to understand your inner weather.

How to Be Ultra Productive — 10 Tips for Mastering Your Time

The key to time management is self management