MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Kristin Wong

  1. good/better/best
    Meditation Advice for the Anxious and DistractedA guide for varying levels of commitment.
  2. science of us
    How to Cope When Debt Damages Your Mental HealthAdvice on handling the emotional toll of money.
  3. science of us
    How to Be Better at UncertaintyMaybe this advice will work, maybe it won’t.
  4. self control
    5 Simple Strategies to Save More Money This YearHere’s where to start.
  5. work
    The 4 Personality Traits That Keep You From Making More MoneyHow to tell if you’re an “underearner.”
  6. science of us
    The Shy Person’s Guide to Being the Center of AttentionFor times when it’s unavoidable.
  7. science of us
    How to Get Better at Being JealousEnvy isn’t always a bad thing.
  8. 10% better
    The Imaginative Powers of a Brain on AutopilotJust relax.
  9. science of us
    A Beginner’s Guide to Being BluntIt’s possible to be direct and kind at the same time.
  10. 10% better
    How to Be a Tiny Bit Better at Buying GiftsThink beyond the moment they unwrap the thing.
  11. good/better/best
    Being an Excellent Listener Is All About EmpathyAdvice for varying levels of commitment.
  12. 10% better
    How to Be a Tiny Bit Better at Meditating, Even If You Hate Sitting StillIt’s become so trendy that it’s easy to forget what it’s really about.
  13. science of us
    A Shy Person’s Guide to Dealing With Unsolicited AdviceWhat to do when everyone’s telling you what to do.
  14. science of us
    Advice for Shy People at Holiday PartiesSomething to read on your phone while hovering awkwardly at the bar.
  15. how does that make you feel
    A Beginner’s Guide to Finding the Right TherapistPutting your mental health in the right hands.
  16. science of us
    How to Worry BetterSchedule designated worrying time, and other tips to turn your stress into something productive.
  17. science of us
    How to Emotionally Detach From WorkSometimes it’s better to care a little less.
  18. science of us
    How to Override Your Own PersonalityBe yourself. But, you know, better.
  19. science of us
    A Beginner’s Guide to Self-AwarenessMost of us think we have a pretty good idea of how others see us. Most of us are also wrong.
  20. science of us
    How to Turn a Job You Hate Into One You LikeWhen quitting isn’t an option.
  21. A Beginner’s Guide to Keeping a JournalGentle advice for anyone unsure of how to fill all those blank pages.
  22. How to Be Heard When Talking to a Chronic InterrupterWhat to do when “just keep talking” is daunting advice.
  23. How to Be Heard When Talking to a Chronic InterrupterWhat to do when “just keep talking” is daunting advice.
  24. The Shy Person’s Guide to Dealing With an Aggressive NegotiatorGetting angry right back won’t do you any good.
  25. Employees Are More Motivated When Companies Are Transparent About SalaryA win-win.
  26. How Thinking Like a Little Kid Can Keep You Sharp As You AgeAs we get older, we focus more on specialized knowledge than broader learning. A new paper argues that’s slowing us down.
  27. The Annoying Psychology of Why You Can’t Stick to a BudgetAnd what to do instead.
  28. unsolicited advice
    How Happy People ComplainIt’s possible to vent without feeling worse afterward.
  29. Why Banning the Salary-History Question Is Good for Job ApplicantsIt will help eliminate a common (but costly) cognitive bias.