Management

Procrastinate Better

Ask yourself, is all that wasted time really rewarding? And other tips from Charles Duhigg, who wrote the book on productivity.

Management

Making the Brain Less Racist

Most people are biased against other races, but some odd psychological interventions can help.

Management

Avoiding the Sickening Effects of Stress

A gritty attitude seems to prevent chronic inflammation from overwhelming the body in the aftermath of trauma.

Management

How to Sound Charismatic

A researcher examines how politicians change their pitch and volume to attract voters

Management

Is It OK to Cry at the Office?

Looking down on people who cry at work is sexist. It’s time to bring back the noble art of public weeping.

Management

How Stress and Worrying Can Make You Sick

Feeling overwhelmed affects everything from digestion to stroke risk.

Management

'Grit' Isn't That Great, Research Shows

New research shows that some perseverance can be costly and unnecessary.

Management

Modafinil Really Is a 'Smart Drug,' But Is It Workplace Doping?

Modafinil was recently found to enhance cognition in healthy people.

Management

The Mechanics of Preventing Procrastination

A new study finds that thinking about far-off events in terms of days, rather than years, makes people get started sooner.

Management

When Fatigue Boosts Creativity

Most of the time, we do better on tasks when we're most awake. But some problems require a mind that's just a bit tired—or otherwise impaired.

Management

The Power of 'Good Enough'

How settling can make people happier and more satisfied than gunning for "the best"

Defense

The Humane Interrogation Technique That Works Much Better Than Torture

Confessions are four times more likely when interrogators adopt a respectful stance toward detainees and build rapport, a study finds.

Management

How Sexism Stifles Creativity

When people in mixed-sex groups are told to be "politically correct," their ideas are more numerous and more original.

Management

Zen and the Art of Cubicle Living

I worked out of what might be the best-designed office space in America. Here's what it taught me about productivity, concentration, and happiness at work.

Management

The Four Types of Sleep Schedules

A new study suggests that some people are neither "owls" nor "larks"

Management

Don't Choke

What we value affects how we perform under pressure.

Management

U.S. Hospitals Aren't 'Ebola-Ready'

Healthcare workers say they're far from prepared to treat a patient with the virus.

Management

Slouching Towards Not Slouching

Millions of American office workers experience bad posture and back pain. Can gadgets help remind us to stand up straight?

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