psychology

Deprogramming the Cult of the Workplace Personality Test

Quick personality quiz just for fun: Which character from nightmare dystopian fiction are you? Mostly ‘A’s: You’re Winston Smith from George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four —…

What Really Happens When You ‘Die Inside’?

Micah Thompson, a 21-year-old bartender in New Zealand, died last week. Then he posted about it on Reddit. You can watch the very moment his…

The Psychological Effect of the Countdown Clock

I swore that I wouldn’t be taken in by it again, but of course, I couldn’t resist. After being profoundly disappointed by The Last Jedi…

The Woman Who Wrote the Book on ‘Doing Nothing’ on Why Inactivity Is the Only Thing That Can Save Us

“Did you just open Slack?” a new acquaintance asked me on a recent Friday night. “Yes,” I retorted sheepishly. Sadly, this scenario isn’t unique to…