better doing

Five monkeys, a ladder, a banana and a water spray

There’s an apocryphal story of an experiment that highlights how group norms form and stick around – with monkeys! Despite it likely being made up, I still love it. I think of it whenever I hear “that’s the way we’ve […]

big ideas

The happiness experiment.

Quartz does a beautiful job overviewing our human struggle with happiness and a lot of the research that’s shaping our understanding of it. | learn more