It Pays to Be a Space Case
Kieran Fox, a neuroscientist, says some of his colleagues see him as an “alien” because of all the time he takes off to let his mind wander.Photo Illustration by Sergey Nivens / Shutterstock It’s a feeling we all know well—you’re at a work meeting or in the middle of a book, when you realize that […]
Your Romantic Ideals Don’t Predict Who Your Future Partner Will Be
Why birds of a feather don’t flock together for long.
Let’s Talk About Our Health Anxiety Over COVID-19
The calming power of conversation, mindfulness, and a little exercise.
Scientists Can Predict Your Job By Your Social-Media Personality
How machine learning can shape career choice.
The Problem with “Smart” New Years’ Goals
It’s the pursuit, not the goal, worth renewing.
The Simple Dutch Cure for Stress
“Uitwaaien” is a popular activity around Amsterdam—one believed to have important psychological benefits.Photograph by John Loo / Flickr Recently I was in San Francisco, a city known for its tech companies, steep hills, and fierce winds. Each day I’d run around the neighborhood and up through the park, ending with a spectacular view of the […]