How Tragic Movies Help Us Count Our Blessings

Why do we like watching movies that make us feel depressed? This is a question that has long interested psychologists and philosophers, and a recent study published by Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick at Ohio State University may have an answer. Her research … Continue reading

The Information Diet: How to Be a Smarter Consumer of Information

The main idea behind Clay Johnson’s new book The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption is that we need to monitor the way we consume information in the same way we need to monitor what we eat and drink. … Continue reading

How to Love Someone You Don’t Like: Try a “Loving-Kindness” Meditation

We don’t always have to like someone for us to have love for them. Sure – it may not be “friendship” love or “family” love or “romantic” love. However, we can have “compassionate” love for anyone, despite any differences or … Continue reading