How to stop being a workaholic

A reader recently asked, “How can an achievement-motivated workaholic learn to back off, relax, de-stress, and feel good about doing it? I am too driven!”

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.

Know thyself: How mindfulness can improve self-knowledge

Research has highlighted the fact that we have many blind spots when it comes to understanding our patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving.

7 simple ways to say “No”

Do you have difficulty saying “no”? Are you always trying to be nice to others at the expense of yourself?

Spending time in nature makes people feel more alive

Feeling sluggish? The solution may require getting outside the box — that big brick-and-mortar box called a building.

Extraverted? That may influence how your brain makes choices

Extraversion does not just explain differences between how people act at social events. How extraverted you are may influence how the brain makes choices — specifically whether you choose an immediate or delayed reward, according to a study.