Why Love Will Always Be an Art (No Matter How Much We Learn Through Science)

Today more than ever before we understand the science behind “love.” While we still have much to learn, we know that love (specifically “romantic love”) is often driven by a range of factors including: physical attractiveness, cultural/personal similarities, socio-economic status, … Continue reading

The Pragmatic Thinker: Keeping Our Beliefs Grounded in What Matters

We all have a philosophy about life whether we realize it or not. Your philosophy represents the beliefs you have about how the world works, as well as the values you strive to achieve and uphold. But philosophy isn’t just … Continue reading

7 Classic “Self Help” Books That You Can Read in Just One Sitting

Are you searching for a quick boost in motivation and inspiration but can’t seem to find it? Don’t worry, I’ve been there many times. As the great Zig Ziglar once said, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither … Continue reading

7 Ideas in Psychology That Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress

Over the course of human history our collective knowledge is continuously changing shape and growing. We know more today than we did 100 years ago, and we knew more 100 years ago than we did 1,000 years ago. From generation … Continue reading

The Power of Seeing Things as They Are (Not How We Want to See Them)

Over the past century, psychology has discovered a lot about how individuals can live happier and more successful lives. A lot of this research is covered in the many articles I write for The Emotion Machine. But what’s just as … Continue reading