Like many of us, journalist Celeste Headlee felt like she was just. too. busy. What finally made the difference was increasing her time perception — tracking what she did in her waking hours — and making changes to get the life she really wanted.

Here’s how you can take control of your brain’s knee-jerk reactions to distressing situations, says psychology researcher Lisa Penney.

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What does it mean to be “good” at stress? Does it mean that you don’t get stressed out? That you stay calm under pressure and bounce back from adversity? Not exactly. Stress researcher Kelly McGonigal shares her surprising findings.

For many of us, just hearing the word “stress” can shorten our breathing and raise our heart rate — but as psychologist Kelly McGonigal seeks to show, stress does not always have to be a negative.

Alain de Botton picks 6 of his favorite philosophers — whose works have inspired him to think more deeply about success.

Psychologist Kelly McGonigal used to believe that stress is bad for your health. Then, new research changed her mind. Here are 7 studies that suggest new ways of looking at stress.

Journalist James Nestor explores the science of the “mammalian dive reflex,” the phenomenon by which water triggers an immediate decrease in heart rate.