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Do you work hard and play hard? Maybe too hard? Here’s what research says about moving too fast, as well as what you can do about it.
Do you work hard and play hard? Maybe too hard? Here’s what research says about moving too fast, as well as what you can do about it.
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Mysteries of Memory

Would you be who you are without your memories? Whether it’s memory in the short term or long term, or patchy recall altogether, let’s unpack the science of the hard drive in your head.
Would you be who you are without your memories? Whether it’s memory in the short term or long term, or patchy recall altogether, let’s unpack the science of the hard drive in your head.
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How to Think Differently

Elastic thinking endows us with the ability to solve novel problems and overcome the barriers that can impede us from looking beyond.
Elastic thinking endows us with the ability to solve novel problems and overcome the barriers that can impede us from looking beyond.
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Only the Lonely

You can feel lonely even if you have tons of friends, and also if you’re in a relationship. How to combat the real contagion of loneliness.
You can feel lonely even if you have tons of friends, and also if you’re in a relationship. How to combat the real contagion of loneliness.
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Top Posts

Say hello to warmer weather with these good reads on how intimacy works, a different dog breed, inferiority, and more.
Say hello to warmer weather with these good reads on how intimacy works, a different dog breed, inferiority, and more.
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Are You Superstitious?

Knock on wood, it's Friday the 13th. Here's the science behind a little magical thinking, ghosts, and haunted places.
Knock on wood, it's Friday the 13th. Here's the science behind a little magical thinking, ghosts, and haunted places.
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Why We Break the Rules

We all break the rules now and then, and some of us do it more than others. Here's the science behind our everyday transgressions.
We all break the rules now and then, and some of us do it more than others. Here's the science behind our everyday transgressions.
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The Cult of Moi

We are quick to zoom in and obsess over the self. Such absorption can lead to negativity, rumination, and anxiety. It’s time to zoom out.
We are quick to zoom in and obsess over the self. Such absorption can lead to negativity, rumination, and anxiety. It’s time to zoom out.
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You're the Boss of You

Who's in charge? Here are posts about knowing yourself, defining real strength, the unconscious you, and more.
Who's in charge? Here are posts about knowing yourself, defining real strength, the unconscious you, and more.
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Top Posts

Spring into gear with these reads, see essays on resilient children, evolutionary mismatch, your retirement funds, and more.
Spring into gear with these reads, see essays on resilient children, evolutionary mismatch, your retirement funds, and more.
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April Showers

Take spring cleaning to a new level, change your habits and reach your goals.
Take spring cleaning to a new level, change your habits and reach your goals.
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The Voice in Your Head

The right self-talk can free us from our fears and make us as wise about ourselves — as we often are about others.
The right self-talk can free us from our fears and make us as wise about ourselves — as we often are about others.
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The Perfect Vacation

How to get the biggest mental benefit from your spring break. Plus: Why vacations are important, how they boost productivity, and how you can hang on to those feelings of freedom.
How to get the biggest mental benefit from your spring break. Plus: Why vacations are important, how they boost productivity, and how you can hang on to those feelings of freedom.
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From Mindless to Mindful

The pings, tweets, and clicks make for mind-numbing distraction. Here’s how to be more mindful throughout your day.
The pings, tweets, and clicks make for mind-numbing distraction. Here’s how to be more mindful throughout your day.
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Man's Best Friend

Dogs, cats, hamsters, they really are your best friends. Here’s why pets benefit your health.
Dogs, cats, hamsters, they really are your best friends. Here’s why pets benefit your health.
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Top Posts: March 2018

Embrace the spring weather with these good reads from the month, including how to cope in nutty times, robotic hands, cloning Fido, and more.
Embrace the spring weather with these good reads from the month, including how to cope in nutty times, robotic hands, cloning Fido, and more.
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Top Posts

Read the best essays from the week, including the problem with charisma, cutting calories, social learning, and more.
Read the best essays from the week, including the problem with charisma, cutting calories, social learning, and more.
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The First Date

Just accept it, the first date can be awkward, yet it doesn’t have to be. Here are some pointers about confidence, initiating a second round, who picks up the tab, and more.
Just accept it, the first date can be awkward, yet it doesn’t have to be. Here are some pointers about confidence, initiating a second round, who picks up the tab, and more.
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The Slam Dunk

On the playground or the court, a good game can reveal our inner strengths and character.
On the playground or the court, a good game can reveal our inner strengths and character.
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How to Stay in Love

Are the two of you drifting apart? Read about keeping your partnership happy, as well as dilemmas of fanning the flame.
Are the two of you drifting apart? Read about keeping your partnership happy, as well as dilemmas of fanning the flame.
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