Daniel Kahneman: most people don’t really want to be happy.

The Nobel Prize-winning psychologist distinguishes happiness from satisfaction, explains how they are sometimes at odds with one another, and why people tend to prefer the latter. “Happiness is a momentary experience that arises spontaneously and is fleeting. Meanwhile, satisfaction is a long-term feeling, built over time and based on achieving goals and building the kind of life you admire.” | learn more

Seeing is believing: the power of visualization.

This isn’t new data but might be surprising to many readers. Imagining doing a task can often be great practice for actually doing it. “In some cases, research has revealed that mental practices are almost effective as true physical practice, and that doing both is more effective than either alone.” This is, of course, a specific sort of visualization and not the same as daydreaming about being an NBA player. | learn more