Emotional Distance Isn’t Always a Bad Thing In Your Relationships

Traditional wisdom says the closer two people are in a relationship, the better. But recent research shows that this isn’t necessarily the case. A 2013 study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin found that the key to healthy … Continue reading

Emotional Labor: The Role of Emotions at Work

Sociologist Arlie Hochschild coined the term “emotional labor” to refer to professions which require individuals to express certain emotions, regardless of how they feel. The idea here is that employees are often expected to display the right emotions to properly … Continue reading

The Science of Honesty: Lying Less Improves Health and Relationships

Lying less may be associated with significant benefits to both our physical and mental health, according to a recent study presented at the American Psychological Association’s 120th Annual Conference. During the conference, researchers from the University of Notre Dame presented … 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