5 Ways to Improve Your Love Life

Happily Ever After isn’t just a fairy tale notion, as psychologist John Gottman has been working to prove. For the last 40 years, he...

Goals Gone Wild

My third grader recently came home with a list of challenging goals for the month ahead. She had written down on a sheet of...

5 Tips To Become A Master Problem Solver

Yitang Zhang recently solved a math problem other mathematicians had been working on for over 150 years.How did he solve it? “Concentration,” he says.Concentration...
Father's Day

Dad: The Real Superman

Fathers are everyday heroes.Children who are close to their fathers display more advanced problem solving, higher IQs and better quantitative and verbal abilities. Studies...

Why Putting Down Your Phone Is Not Enough

Ask yourself: What is the last thing you do before going to sleep? What is the first thing you do in the morning?If you...

WHY “BE YOURSELF” IS TERRIBLE ADVICE

Self-knowledge is tricky business and often misconstrued. For instance, saying, “I know myself, and I don’t like outdoor festivals” is less about self-knowledge and...

Asking Questions Makes You Look Smarter

I learned a lot in medical school. How to prescribe the right antibiotic to combat a bacterial infection, how to approach a combative patient,...

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?...
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Is The Hurry In Your Head?

“Frantic, rushed, crazy busy,” are words that roll off my patients’ tongues when I ask them how they are. I can relate all too...

Is Your Cellphone Turning Your High-Impact Workout into a No-Impact Workout?

If you want to make the most of your time at the gym, leave your phone in the locker. Studies show that texting and...

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Tie Me Up: Resist The Irresistible

Before his voyage home, Ulysses is warned about the irresistible and deadly call of the Sirens. Countless sailors before him had fallen prey to...

Your Antidote To Burnout

One of the greatest challenges I face is convincing my patients to make their own wellbeing a priority. Women are especially resistant—they pride themselves...

5 Ways to Sandwich Your Anger

Venting may feel good in the moment but studies show it often does more harm than good. As a patient bluntly explained to me...
Shark Week

How To Conquer Fear From A Man Who Swims With Sharks

William Winram is a record-holding free diver (no cage, no breathing apparatus) and a chance encounter with a shark over 25 years ago changed...

You’re More Likely to Die by Selfie Than by Shark Attack

If you are anything like me, the theme song Jaws plays in your head every time you go in the ocean. Thanks to the...