How Culture Influences Our Minds in Profound Ways We Don’t Even Realize

Culture plays a big role in how we see the world, how we think about it, and how we act in it. A person born into one culture can end up with a very different type of mindset than a … Continue reading

What Stands in the Way Becomes the Way: A New Perspective for Overcoming Obstacles

“What stands in the way becomes the way.” Marcus Aurelius Encountering new obstacles in life is inevitable. Whether it’s in our work, relationships, health, or personal goals, life is always changing – and with that brings new situations we too … Continue reading

How to Be a Skeptical Thinker About Facts and Statistics You Find on the Internet

It’s commonly said that the “information age” could just as easily be the “misinformation age.” Now more than ever it’s important we become skeptical thinkers. While the internet allows us to have so much information readily available at our finger … Continue reading

How to Communicate Your Feelings Without Becoming an Emotional Manipulator

It’s important to be open and honest when you communicate your feelings to others, but we also have to be careful not to turn ourselves into “emotional manipulators.” Too often we believe that merely speaking our feelings (“That makes me … Continue reading

What Great Apes Teach Us About Emotions, Morality, and Civilization

As civilized humans, we don’t often like to think of ourselves as animals, but that is exactly what we are. When it comes to the great apes (chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans), we share over 90 percent of our genes … Continue reading