Articles about Science of Work
Study: ‘Buddy system’ is a powerful way to change your habits
If you truly want to change, sometimes it's best not to go it alone. The buddy system works. Here's why, and how you can use it.
Here’s why introverts pass up leadership opportunities at work — and how they can start taking the lead
Does your introversion hold you back from going for it at work sometimes? As it turns out, science may know why introverts often fail to emerge as leaders.
This is how boredom can make you brilliant
New book "Bored and Brilliant" by Manoush Zomorodi argues that we lose key moments for creativity, reflection, and growth when we don't space out.
Global gender gap starts taking hold as early as 10 years old, study finds
Gender stereotypes are ingrained as early as 10 years old, and have damaging repercussions for both men and women's personal and professional lives.
Study: We’re terrible at guessing people’s races over the phone
For those in charge of hiring, new research is a stark reminder that unconscious biases lurk everywhere. You probably know far less about job candidates than you think you do.
Try this trick to go straight to sleep
Lack of sleep can take years off of your life. Here's a breathing technique that might just help you get those years back — while staying more productive.
This is the most painful way to be rejected, according to science
Getting rejected from that job is never fun, but new research explains why some "No's" hurt more than others.
9 signs you’re a highly sensitive person
Sensitive people experience sounds, feelings, and even the presence of other people much more intensely than the average person.
Study: This is the cost of keeping a secret
When you keep a secret at work, you're entering a vow of silence that will take more willpower than just keeping your mouth shut.
Feeling right makes us happier than feeling good, study finds
The key to happiness isn't sunshine and smiles. It's getting to express who we really are on a daily basis.
This CEO dyes her hair brown to be taken seriously
Research shows that blonde and brunette women are treated differently at work. Eileen Carey, the CEO of Glassbreakers, shared that she dyes her blonde hair brunette and wears glasses to be taken more seriously.
Study: Your boss’s politics may be hurting your pay
Who did your boss vote for in the last election? It may just be affecting your paycheck, according to a new study.
This is why you can’t remember what day it is on shorter work weeks
Next time people at work look at you funny for not knowing what day it is after a short week, you can tell them that, no really, time got away from you.
This is the personality type mothers most want for their kids
It turns out that for mothers, one personality trait trumps the rest: Being outgoing.
This is why your office conspiracist believes crazy rumors
Almost every office has one conspiracy theorist, infecting the workspace with gossip and wild claims. For some of these gossipers, the more outlandish the rumor, the more they believe it as fact. Science now has an answer as to why this may be.
The absurdly simple thing that makes the happiest people in the world so happy
When something good happens, savor the moment.
Here’s how to stop worrying so much
Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off?
The 5 paths to become the best at anything
Hard work pays off.
The single most proven thing you can do right now to get smarter and happier
Being in good shape increases your ability to learn.
10 things you should do every day to improve your life, according to science
How to convince your boss to let you see the eclipse
If your skeptical co-workers say "so what?" you can tell them "so this."
3 ways to stay calm under pressure, according to a bomb disposal expert
Focus on what you can control.
Strangers know your social class in the first seven words you say, study finds
You're being judged rapidly, frequently, and accurately.
4 rituals that will make you mentally strong
Ask: “What would Batman do?”
5 fascinating findings to help you manage lefties
They're likely good multitaskers.
Yes, you can actually learn in your sleep, study finds
But you can't yet dream your way into learning a new language overnight.
This is the best way to overcome your fear of missing out
8 ways body language beats IQ
It’s a powerful tool in negotiation.
The future of work is medically enhanced ‘elite super-workers,’ report says
It's already started.
3 ways to get rid of anger, according to neuroscience
Don’t vent your anger.
Survey: A third of tech workers have a coworker who makes them want to quit
Google engineer fired over anti-diversity memo says he may sue
He said he had been fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.”
Why failure is the best teacher for success
Failure is a part of life. Here's how to use it to your advantage.
4 secrets to reading body language like an expert
In five minutes you can often evaluate people with 70% accuracy.
13 body language blunders that make you look bad
You could be sabotaging your career.
Why you feel like a fraud and what to do about it
Here are three ways to overcome Imposter Syndrome.
Why you should trust your instincts at work
A great deal of information is stored in our subconscious.
4 steps to deal with anxiety, tragedy, or heartache
Write about what’s bothering you for 20 minutes straight.
This quick daily habit will keep your brain sharp
It encourages strategic thinking.
3 ways to create a safe and open work environment
Embrace inclusivity and curiosity.
The most important samurai secret for success
This is the most powerful way to combat stress.
4 ways top leaders can build resilience in their teams
Reduce unnecessary obstacles.
Too much charisma can be a problem at work
Too much charisma is a problem for leaders in the same way that too little is. Here's how you can have just the right amount.
Study: Men see brunette women as better leaders than blondes
Blonde or brunette? A new study shows that hair color can make all the difference for how men judge female leaders at work.
How to make your flaws the key to your success
Leverage the traits that make you unique.
How to get people to like you: 7 ways from an FBI behavior expert
What’s the best way to build rapport and create trust? How do you get people to like you? An FBI behavioral expert tells all.
New neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy
You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them. Trust neuroscience.
New study shows eldest children are born to lead
A new study finds that firstborn children are literally born to lead.
Take a page out of Steve Jobs’ book and switch to walking meetings
You'll understand each other better if you don't have to look at each other.
3 ways to master your people skills with science
Our relationships can be hacked for good.