Break Time

Break Time

No matter how many balls you're juggling—work, school, family, friendships, health, home—there's value in regularly letting go and not doing much of anything.

Playing at School: More Important Than We Thought?

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D.
The elimination of recess from many elementary schools may be detrimental

Get Unbored

By Tania Luna
Six scientifically supported boredom-busting tips

Do What is Important, Not What is Urgent

By Rod Judkins M.A., RCA
Put creativity first, not last.

The Inverse Relationship Between Technology and Soft Skills

By Tim Elmore
I’m hearing stories from students these days that I would never have predicted.

Blowing It Off or Just Not Into It?

By Joanne Broder Sumerson Ph.D.
Five questions to confirm that goal is right for you!

The Least Appreciated Perk of Living Alone

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
What you don’t have to do will free you

When Is Stress Bad and When Is it Good?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Can stress lead to better performance? Can too much kill you?

Too Much Time Online Makes You Moodier, Lonelier and Obsessed

By Susan Biali M.D.
Research confirms fears about the impact of the internet on our Brains

Do Codependents Make the Best or Worst Employees?

By Neil J. Lavender Ph.D.
Codedpendents can be the best, ahem and yes, and the worst employees.

Manifesto for a Stressed Out, Meaningless Life

By Greg McKeown
We've been oversold the value of more and undersold the value of less.

Summertime is Coming, and the Livin' Should Be Leisurely

By Russ Gerber
But are we ready to pursue the full potential of leisure time?

The Lost Art of Doing Nothing

By Jennifer Kunst Ph.D.
When the best something to-do is nothing

Take a break from criticizing

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
When you step back and take a different view, the whole world looks better.

Splash! What Kids Discover in a Puddle

By Siu-Lan Tan Ph.D.
8 great videos of children's first encounters with puddles

Infant Couch Potatoes

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D.
Does media help or hurt infants?

The Curse of Career Happiness

By Joanne Broder Sumerson Ph.D.
Tips to help you cope with the curse of loving your work.

5 Steps for Being Present

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Be here right now, now, now, now…

How to Unleash Your Creativity and Find Inspiration Today!

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
How to deal with creative or mental blocks and be inspired.

A Plan for Zero Arguments

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Take the pause that refreshes. Exit routines prevent fights and save marriages.

Finding Balance in a Busy World

By Barbara Markway Ph.D.
Do you have the courage to say NO to being busy?

This Fall, Get in the Swing of Doing Less

By Lisa Rivero M.A.
Why you should schedule time to be unproductive

Why play with a child?

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D.
Children expect to play with parents and play helps both grow!