Everyday stress and anxiety increasingly pervade our waking lives; at night-time, too, they can lead to sleeplessness. Can music help us tune out from insomnia?
Existential dread, meet astronomical wonder.
Don’t confuse loneliness with time by yourself.
Mihály Csíkszentmihályi talks about how he became interested in the positive potential of the psyche, what it means to be ‘mad’, and the importance of flow for humanity.
Joy can feel like an elusive emotion. But what exactly is true joy? And is it really worth aspiring to?
Psychologist Alison Gopnik talks about cultivating childhood, the importance of grandparents, and why reading books about parenting might not be such a good idea after all.
Kindness brings joy! One of our authors shares his thoughts on why it’s worth not being selfish in this article from the 1986 edition of “Przekrój”.
Negative thoughts tire us out psychologically. Sometimes they return again and again, like a boomerang, trapping our mind in a difficult cycle. What can we do with such thoughts?
Psychologist Bartłomiej Dobroczyński talks about the limits of thinking, how we might think less, and why thinking is analogous to sex.
Paul Bloom talks about the importance of human reason, how we might make moral progress, and why we would all benefit from having less empathy.