Psychology

How to have more successful conversations for salary negotiation or job promotion

Negotiating a salary increase or a job promotion ranks high on the list of hard conversations to have at work, and it doesn’t get...

How to reduce loneliness, according to science

Free time is sometimes idealized, but research shows free time can sometimes be unhealthy by increasing loneliness. Scientists from Penn State and elsewhere found that...

This 5-minute breath training could improve your exercise tolerance

Despite the myriad known benefits of exercise, many middle-aged and older adults struggle to meet physical activity recommendations. Scientists found that five minutes of daily...

Wait — what if Will Smith was just being a man

A Harvard psychologist explains the biology behind Will Smith's behavior when he struck Chris Rock onstage at Sunday night's Oscars. Following the “slap heard round...

Ray Dalio: These personality traits can lead to success

Ray Dalio is the founder of the world's biggest hedge fund firm, Bridgewater Associates, which manages $154 billion. As a successful investor and businessman, he knows...

How to stay motivated – or make peace without it

Distraction is everywhere. From endless emails to countless meetings, it can easily zap motivation. Ongoing research shows there are ways to protect motivation, and maybe even...

Half of Americans’ IQ harmed by lead exposure in last century

In 1923, lead was first added to gasoline to help keep car engines healthy. However, automotive health came at the great expense of our...

This type of self-care could help reduce heart disease risk

Despite what skeptics say, being kind to oneself is not a New Age fad—and there is research to back it up. Middle-aged women who practiced...

Having anxiety? Try these 7 foods to reduce it.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. Specific therapies and medications can help relieve...

Mindfulness therapy could reduce opioid misuse and chronic pain at the same time

In a new study from the University of Utah, researchers found that an eight-week mindfulness therapy—Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE)—decreased opioid use and misuse while...