Self-Control

It May Be Possible to Predict Bipolar Mood Swings: Study

U.S. News & World Report: A new study suggests that it’s possible to predict future mood swings in bipolar people by monitoring their thoughts and behavior. Bipolar people suffer from extreme mood swings that veer between moments of emotional highs and euphoria to deep depression. In the new study, researchers More

A Full Bladder Makes You More Responsible

It’s not an April fool’s joke, we swear! An upcoming study in Psychological Science found that when we’re controlling our bladder, we’re better at controlling ourselves when making decisions about the future. In one experiment, volunteers were asked to either drink a large or small amount of water. Once enough More

Resisting Temptation

Every year the holidays put us grownups through the same wringer. Sometime late in December, we remember that the “holiday spirit” is really not about eager anticipation and indulgence; it is about controlling ourselves, resisting temptations, mastering our urges. All that food, occasions to drink a little or a lot More