to your health

The connection between stress and disease.

“Dr. Gabor Maté is the leading expert on the role the mind-body connection plays in illness and health.” A line that he repeats a few times during this talk stuck with me: “We are biopsychosocial creatures.” Biology, psychology and socio-environmental […]

better doing

Managing todo lists with pen and paper.

My current system is avoiding todo lists in favor of calendar events for things I need to do. This is an interesting perspective on the psychology behind these lists. “The biggest hurdle todo faces is that the emotion you generally […]

under the microscope

A list of exaggerated psychological phenomena

“A medical reversal is when an existing treatment is found to actually be useless or harmful. Psychology has in recent years been racking up reversals: in fact only 40-65% of its classic social results were replicated, in the weakest sense […]

better doing

Hedonism leads to happiness

“Relaxing on the sofa or savoring a delicious meal: Enjoying short-term pleasurable activities that don’t lead to long-term goals contributes at least as much to a happy life as self-control, according to new research from the University of Zurich and […]

book recommendations

Mindset by Carol Dweck

Author: Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. Mindset is my new lens for seeing the world. As Carol Dweck explains in her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, there are two available mindsets: fixed and growth. As you could probably guess, […]

book recommendations


Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi I accidentally read a self-help book and I liked it. We’ve all heard of the ‘flow state’ by now, right? It’s the state of mind where you’re fully immersed in the task at hand and everything else […]

better doing

The psychology of human memory tells us how to learn better.

InnerDrive, a UK-based company, has an initiative called Studies that every teacher needs to know. They are “finding and summarizing the most relevant research that can provide practical tips and tools for teachers to help them improve their students’ memory, mindset and behavior.” | learn more

better doing

The psychology of human misjudgment. 

Charlie Munger is Warren Buffet’s partner, and one of the most successful investors ever. In 1995 he recorded a talk he gave on the subject of errors in conventional wisdom. | learn more