Thoughts of the Week

Perfect Storm

On cell phone usage and self-control in teenagers.

The Flynn Effect

How could it be that as a species, we’re getting smarter?

Psychological Distance

Why are kids today better at delaying gratification?

Kids Today

Why does it seem like kids today have worse self-control than they did 50 years ago?

Hard Fun

Are “fun” and “hard” mutually exclusive?

Imitation is Inspiration

Imitation is not only the highest form of flattery, it is also one of the fastest forms of learning.

Gratitude is Always Eloquent

On the magic of gratitude letters.

Throughlines

Our mindsets can powerfully shape how we interpret our objective situations.

Sampling

There are many paths to a calling. Some are short and direct, but most are not.

Curiosity Counts

On the importance of curiosity in our everyday lives.