The Marshmallow Test: Psychological Experiments in Self-Control

In this reprise of a now-classic Stanford psychological experiment from the 1960s, kids are put in a room with a marshmallow and told they can either eat it immediately or wait until the researcher gets back, and they’ll be given a second marshmallow. Hilarity ensues as the kids suffer marshmallow temptation! But the consequences go

Don’t Change the World

Once upon a time, there was a king who ruled a prosperous country. One day, he went for a trip to some distant areas of his country. When he was back to his palace, he complained that his feet were very painful, because it was the first time that he went for such a long

Women less happy after 40 years of feminism

Despite wealth, health and opportunity, men still more content says study by US National Bureau of Economic Research On the long and winding road to having it all, Helen Parker is making good progress. At 27 she’s forging a career as an executive with a transport company in London, she has a steady boyfriend, and

What Makes Us Happy?

by Joshua Wolf Shenk Is there a formula—some mix of love, work, and psychological adaptation—for a good life? For 72 years, researchers at Harvard have been examining this question, following 268 men who entered college in the late 1930s through war, career, marriage and divorce, parenthood and grandparenthood, and old age. Here, for the first

My Uncle Jules

by Guy de Maupassant A white-haired old man begged us for alms. My companion, Joseph Davranche, gave him five francs. Noticing my surprised look, he said: “That poor unfortunate reminds me of a story which I shall tell you, the memory of which continually pursues me. Here it is: “My family, which came originally from

The Secret Method of Personal Development

Personal Development has a much deeper meaning than the two letter fad statement it had developed around it. It is a mechanism of continuously enriching yourself from one area to another. Everybody inherently knows where they are good and where they need to improve in life. A self introspection is required to assess the areas