How the brain creates the ‘buzz’ that helps ideas spread

How do ideas spread? What messages will go viral on social media, and can this be predicted?

To learn better, take a nap (and don’t forget to dream)

People who take a nap and dream about a task they’ve just learned perform it better upon waking than those who don’t sleep at all, or those who sleep but don’t dream.

Want to get more creative? Take a walk

When the task at hand requires some imagination, taking a walk may lead to more creative thinking than sitting.

Happiness, comparatively speaking: How we think about life’s rewards

You win some, you lose some. Such are life’s ups and downs.

Buying experiences, not stuff, leads to greater happiness

Can money make us happy if we spend it on the right purchases?

Time flies when you’re having goal-motivated fun

When we’re waiting in line or sitting in a boring meeting, time seems to slow down to a trickle. And when we get caught up in something completely engrossing – a gripping thriller, for example – we may lose sense of time altogether.

Achieving fame, wealth and beauty are psychological dead ends, study says

If you think having loads of money, fetching looks, or the admiration of many will improve your life — think again.

Let me sleep on it: Creative problem solving enhanced by REM sleep

Research led by a leading expert on the positive benefits of napping suggests that Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep enhances creative problem-solving.

Why your business needs a targeted elevator pitch

From the moment you start-up (when no one has ever heard of you), having a well-rehearsed and compelling elevator pitch can help buyers, clients and potential investors get to know you quickly.

Self-control may not be a limited resource after all

So many acts in our daily lives — refusing that second slice of cake, walking past the store with the latest gadgets, working on your tax forms when you’d rather watch TV — seem to boil down to one essential ingredient: self-control.