122 Results

Selfishness Is Learned

We tend to be cooperative—unless we think too much.

Not All Practice Makes Perfect

Moving from naive to purposeful practice can dramatically increase performance.

When Dating Algorithms Can Watch You Blush

The next generation of dating algorithms will use real-life interactions.

No, You Can’t Feel Sorry for Everyone

The idea of empathy for all ignores the limits of human psychology.

Parents Shouldn’t Spy on Their Kids

Apps that make it easy to invade kids’ privacy are a recipe for arrested development.

How to Avoid Empathy Burnout

Caregivers can benefit by understanding a patient’s pain without feeling it themselves.

Am I Ugly?

What science says about my outer beauty.

Curiosity Depends on What You Already Know

We seek novelty, but not too much.

How to Learn to Love to Practice

Is there a secret to staying in the zone?

Our Conflicted Feelings For R2-D2

Lucas’ droids are halfway between human and inhuman, so we can both love and ignore them.