Motivation

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Exclusive articles about Motivation

How can you uncover your best self? Start by judging other people — really

Uncovering your micro-motives -- that collection of super-specialized things that make your particular heart sing -- are key to finding fulfillment and success at work, say social scientists Todd Rose and Ogi Ogas. And there's a fun way to identify them: observing how you judge others.
Posted Oct 2018

Why having a Plan B can sometimes backfire

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.
Posted Jun 2017

Why we’re so attached to our own creations — even when they’re ugly

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely points out the surprising joy and engagement we feel when we make things
Posted Nov 2016
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