Eric Barker

Eric Barker

Eric Barker

Eric Barker is the author of “Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong.” He is also the author of the website by the same name.

Articles by Eric Barker

Productivity

This is how to be productive without being miserable: 8 proven secrets

You can be more productive without turning into a robot. Here are the 8 secrets to get you there.

Productivity

Stoicism reveals 4 rituals that will make you confident

So when you’re feeling not-so-large-and-in-charge and need a boost, here's how to use the modern version of ancient Stoicism to manufacture more mojo.

Productivity

Here’s how to use mindfulness to make better decisions

Psychologists took mindfulness and science-tized it and called it Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT for short. Here's how it can help you.

Advice

These are the 8 friends you need to be happy in life

These are the 8 friends you need to be happy in life.

Prodcutivity

How to be successful: 6 new shortcuts backed by research

The secret to succeeding faster isn’t working more, it’s working different.

Advice

This is the fun way to a meaningful life: 3 secrets backed by research

Groups will keep you alive longer and make you happy. Here's how to build the best ones for your future success.

Advice

This is how to recover from tragedy: 4 secrets from research

The top 4 secrets to recovering from tragedy.

Advice

How to be resilient: 8 steps to success when life gets hard

How can we be more resilient? Whether it’s dealing with unemployment, a difficult job, or personal tragedies, here are insights that can help.

Advice

Research reveals: How to create happy memories that will last a lifetime

Latest research on how to create memories for a happier life.

Productivity

Productivity ninja: 5 powerful tips for getting more stuff done

Become a productivity ninja in five easy steps.