When companies overuse the word “family,” the results are rarely positive. Here’s how it can lead to dysfunction — and how leaders transform their dysfunctional work families back into thriving work teams, from organizational psychologist David Burkus PhD.

The average human lifespan is absurdly, terrifyingly finite. If you’re lucky and you live to 80, you will have lived about 4,000 weeks. Here’s some advice to help you learn how to use that time well, from writer Oliver Burkeman.

Making small changes in our connections with people — whether it’s our nearest and dearest or strangers at the store — can yield big results. Here are some to try, from relationship researcher Carol Bruess PhD.

Maybe you have someone like this in your life … or maybe you’re the one who’s too often in a bad mood. Psychologist Guy Winch explores this common problem and shares his advice.

“I look absolutely fine, but I wake up every day in pain,” says social epidemiologist Margot Gage Witvliet PhD. Here, she shares what life with long COVID has been like — and how it can happen to anyone.

As some of us return to in-person work after months at home, it’s important to consider how much life has changed — for us and for our coworkers. Psychologist Meag-gan O’Reilly PhD and CEO and HR executive Rebecca Henderson give their advice on how you can adjust.

We need to teach children about the importance of connection, heart and compassionate listening and put these things at the center of all our relationships, says author, educator and consultant Lael Stone.