That Personal Touch: A Scientific Reason to Monogram Your Shirt

I teased a friend for buying NikeiD custom sneakers. “What’s the point?” I asked. Why pay extra to personalize a pair of running shoes? “Customized shoes won’t make you run any faster.” Actually, they could....

7 Ways Cognitive Distortion May Be Bending You Out of Shape

"My depression had grown on me as that vine had conquered the oak; a sucking thing that had wrapped itself around me, ugly and more alive than I," describes best-selling author and psychologist Andrew...

What Art Dealers Know and You Don’t

If you want to increase the value of a painting, pay attention to where you hang it. What makes you fall in love with a painting? There are many reasons you might be drawn...

The Best Gift You Can Give is the Gift of Presence

You will have a better holiday if you put your phone away. A study from the University of British Columbia found that phones make social interactions less fun. “When we use our phones while we are...

An Antidote for Wound Collecting

“Being impacted by being what happened to you isn’t victimhood, it’s human. Making an identity out of it is victimhood.” — Seerut Chawla The stories we tell about ourselves shape the people we become. If we fixate on...

Spot a Narcissist (Before You Marry, Hire, Date, or Befriend One) By Asking These...

Healthy narcissism is real. So is toxic narcissism. Ask these two revealing questions to spot the difference. Hands down, narcissism is the psychological disorder I get the most questions about. Rarely do people voice concern...