Dessert, Reimagined

“Would you like to see the dessert menu?” For anyone trying to eat healthy, this seemingly innocent query can seem like an absurd question and a downright hostile provocation. Of course, you would like to...

RoboDoc: Is it Time to Fire Your Therapist?

There are many things computers already do better than we do. In fact, a 2013 Oxford study forecast that machines might be able to perform half of all U.S jobs in the next 20...

If You Want to Sound Smart, Dont Send an Email

It might seem old-fashioned, but if you want to get something done or make a good impression, pick up the phone. Better yet, say it in person. New research shows that text-based communications may make...

Do You Struggle to Ask for Help in the Workplace?

When it comes to getting what you need to be truly successful in your work, do you struggle to ask for help?  Perhaps as you think about asking people to test a new approach...

Here’s How to Make a New Year’s Resolution That Will Stick

After a busy and perhaps (overly) indulgent holiday season, radical change might feel like the answer. Before you embark on a period of punishing deprivation, consider a former patient of mine who lost more...

The Paradox of the Perfectly Wrapped Present 

Great news for those who are terrible at wrapping presents. A study found that badly wrapped gifts are better received than those that look like they belong under Martha Stewart’s Christmas tree. This is especially true for...
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