Research has found that having a backup plan might actually sabotage your efforts toward Plan A. Before you set up your safety net, read these lessons from women scientists.

Déjà vu — we all know it when we feel it, but could we make it happen in someone else? Psychology researcher Anne Cleary figured out a way.

Whisper it, but obsessive navel-gazing can be satisfying. Problem is, it can also be damaging. Organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich suggests ways to escape the loop of rumination and learn how to move forward for real.

Researchers are finding that your mental patterns could be harming your telomeres — essential parts of the cell’s DNA — and affecting your life and health. Nobel-winning scientist Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist Elissa Epel explain.

Essential, data-derived advice for leading a happy, healthy life, shared by psychiatrist Robert Waldinger.

While it can result in tremendous good, empathy is also narrow, biased and surprisingly insensitive, suggests psychology professor Paul Bloom.

Are you a soldier or a scout? Your answer to this question, says decision-making expert Julia Galef, might determine how clearly you see the world.