The Powerlessness of Positive Thinking

By now, the idea of the “power of positive thinking” is a cliche, but one that we almost accept as being self-evidently true. Positive people get ahead, right? At the New Yorker, Adam Alter explores research challenging that notion: According to a great deal of research, positive fantasies may lessen your chances of succeeding. In one [Read More...]

Messiness and Creativity

Well, this is interesting: some researchers thought that messiness – as opposed to tidiness – might serve a purpose. And so they did some research into messiness and found out some interesting things: When we analyzed the responses, we found that the subjects in both types of rooms came up with about the same number of [Read More...]

The Perfect Workspace?

We don’t think about this all too much, but our work is not shaped just by who we are and what we believe about our work, but also by the place in which we actually work – our workspace. So I thought this article from 99U, which explores ways to optimize our workspaces based on [Read More...]


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