Time, not material goods, ‘raises happiness’

BBC: In an experiment, individuals reported greater happiness if they used £30 ($40) to save time – such as by paying for chores to be done – rather than spending the money on material goods. Psychologists say stress over lack of time causes lower well-being and contributes to anxiety and More

How to fight ‘time famine’ and boost your happiness

CNN: Ashley Whillans’ summer started with what she calls “time famine.” Time famine, a term that first emerged in the scientific literature around 1999, refers to the universal feeling of having too much to do but not enough time to deal with those demands. After earning her doctorate degree in More

You’re Too Busy. You Need a ‘Shultz Hour.’

The New York Times: The science of the mind is clear about this point. Our brains can be in either “task-positive” or “task-negative” mode, but not both at once. Our brain benefits from spending time in each state. Task-positive mode allows us to accomplish something in the moment. Task-negative mode More