How to Cultivate Resilience

Accepting fate is better than fighting it. Philosophy is more than just old ideas printed in textbooks. It is a discipline that you can practice daily. The Stoic philosophy, for instance, helps people build discipline, fortitude, and resilience. Practicing Stoicism can help you make objective decisions faster and more accurately. Stoics accept reality. They strive to perceive the world […]

Make Yourself Understood

There are many barriers to communicating clearly in our modern world. Every day, people misunderstand one another, but they rarely realize there’s a problem until it’s too late. How can you make sure that you say what you mean—and that other people hear you? Here are two top insights from our latest release, TALKING TO […]

Weekend Wisdom – How to be Present

There have always been competing demands on your time and attention. But now that many of us are working from home, it’s more difficult than ever to field distractions and focus on what’s important. Meditation can help, but you may find that concentration is in short supply. Fortunately, Jon Kabat-Zinn says that you don’t need […]

The Secret Lives of Babies

A new baby will bring joy into your household. But parenting can also be a challenge—that is, until you crack the code. Once you learn how to interpret the baby’s “language”—the cries and nonverbal cues that infants use to communicate what they want—you’ll have it made. Troubleshoot sleeping problems, feeding issues, and other new parenting […]

Check Your Impulses

Self-control is a precious resource that’s tested countless times a day, whether you’re fighting the urge to procrastinate or tempted to eat an unhealthy snack. In WILLPOWER, psychologist Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney walk through the steps of expanding your reserves of self-discipline to win these battles throughout the day. Here are two top insights […]

Don’t Be Irrational

We all make mistakes. But most of our cognitive errors follow predictable patterns, which means they’re often avoidable. If you can train yourself to recognize the patterns, you can optimize your decisions in business matters and in your personal life. Learn to process data methodically and logically with our Instaread on THE ART OF THINKING […]

Are You Obsessed?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a painful problem that affects millions of people around the world. People with OCD spend hours each the day dealing with intrusive thoughts and the drive to perform meaningless, repetitive rituals. How can the disorder be stopped? Learn more about the self-treatment options developed by renowned research psychiatrist Jeffrey M. Schwartz in […]

Mind Over Muscle

Are you dedicated and disciplined? Sports psychologist Jim Afremow says for that elite athletes, mindset matters more than anything—and the same rules apply to work. When you cultivate mental fortitude, it’s easier to stay focused and perform well on the job no matter what challenges arise. Get in the game with our Instaread on THE […]

Enter the Manosphere

Why do nice guys always come in last? Antifeminist blogger Rollo Tomassi has a few theories. With wide-ranging discussions about the pick-up artist community, changing social norms, and the animal kingdom, Tomassi’s bestselling guide to seduction, THE RATIONAL MALE, is an insider’s guide to the so-called manosphere. Take a tour with our latest Instaread.

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