(TR#452) Leaving Everyday Stress at Work

PONDER THIS: Can you keep your cool through a stressful day, but lose it later when little things in your relationship bother you? RESEARCH SAYS: The greater the stress in our daily lives, the more reactive we are to normal relationship ups and downs. The key is to wash away our daily stress before we engage our […]

(TR#451) How to Be as Creative as Da Vinci

WHAT IF . . . taking notes makes you smarter? RESEARCH SAYS: Did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci filled notebook after notebook with ideas, inventions, sketches, and more? It turns out Da Vinci was on to something. We become smarter because the act of writing or drawing excites different parts of our brains so […]

(TR#450) Relation between Power and Kindness

WHAT IF . . . awe can help make the world a better place? RESEARCH SAYS: Experiencing awe can actually prompt us to act kinder toward others. That’s because the gazing at the Grand Canyon or distant stars can open an awareness in us of something larger that ourselves and in turn facilitates positive behavior […]

(TR#449) When Clutter Isn’t So Bad

WHAT IF . . . being neat and organized isn’t always best? RESEARCH SAYS: I think we’ve all been led to believe that we need to be neat and organized; however new research suggests that tidiness isn’t always the answer. Participants tested in a messy room at a desk covered with paper came up with […]

(TR#447) How to Get as Much as You Give

WHAT IF . . . Money actually really does buy happiness? It does, but not in the way you might think! RESEARCH SAYS: Charitable giving is scientifically proven to benefit the giver as much as the receiver. It works just like a positive feedback loop: giving makes people happier, and happier people give more. And […]