Does Winning Mean Everything?

Does Winning Mean Everything?

Maybe winning isn't always necessary. Plus musings on when to quit, cheating to win, the cost of victory, and more.

The Dark Knight Rises: What Motivates Bane?

How Do Needs for Achievement, Power, Affiliation Shape Batman's Back Breaker?

Virtue or Victory?

Victory in sports is not worth sacrificing virtue.

Chance and the Biology of Lying

Is lying hard-wired into the human “tend and defend” response?

Eight Keys to Life Hardiness and Resiliency

Helpful Reminders During Challenging Times

Know When to Walk Away

Why most of what you learned about quitting is wrong.

Do You Know When to Walk Away?

Grit is a great quality, until it puts you in a rut.

The Most Basic Freedom Is Freedom to Quit

Schools will become moral institutions only when children are free to quit.

Big-Time Liars: Top 7 Lies They Tell Themselves

The road to deception is paved with self-deception

Machiavellian IQ

How manipulative people get exactly what they want.

5 Simple Steps to End Any Fight

Arguing threatens your relationship and your health. Learn how to disarm.

The Curse of Career Happiness

Tips to help you cope with the curse of loving your work.

Solve Tough Dilemmas With the Win-Win Waltz

All conflicts can be resolved, with everyone winning, if you know how.

What Truly Successful People Know That You Don't

Six research-based strategies to help you overcome barriers to success

Why So Many of Us Lie, Cheat, and Steal

Would you cheat or steal if you could get away with it?

Chill Out

The trick is to take your mind off the prize

The Primate Brain Likes to Win, But Can't Always Have It

Winning stimulates dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin—and it feels good.

7 Life Lessons from the Olympics

The Olympics taught me: no clinging, no complaining, joy and compassion for all.

Devils and Angels

Serial killers who took the rap for murders attributed to others.

The Virtue of Quitting

The art of when and how to quit.

5 Simple Ways to Get More Out of Life By Doing Less

You can supercharge your life by simplifying it

The Benefits of Feeling Competitive

Why feeling competitive can be good for us

Learning to Be a Good Sport

Helping children cope with winning and losing.

How to tell the difference between good and bad competition

How do we decide when it’s okay to compete, and when it’s downright dangerous?

Game of Groans: Why Success Won't Make You Happy

The problem with conventional success.

Meet Your Ideal Future Self

What does a day in your next life look like?