Department: Insight

Faked Fitness

An evolutionary biologist explains why we spend a fortune trying to fake health, fitness and other desirable traits — and why our efforts are rarely convincing.

The Smarter Choice

Research suggests that many of the decisions we make are both irrational and counterproductive. Find out how small changes in behavior can lead you to more-effective choices, and better results.

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When Less is Enough

In an environment of economic contraction, many of us are looking for meaningful ways to cut back. Here’s good advice on how to get by with a little less, and enjoy it more.