To find success, practice a strategic mindset

Experiments indicate that the learnable strategic mindset gets people where they want to go.

National University of Singapore • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: goals motivation society-and-culture strategy

More people pedal to work in bike-share cities

More people bike to work in cities with bike-share systems, a new study shows. But convenience is key.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cities travel jobs motivation transportation society-and-culture

Extra money helps folks with opioid addiction stay sober longer

Poverty may boost the risk of relapse for people recovering from opioid addiction. A little money can help them stay sober—and get and keep a job, too.

Vanessa McMains-Johns Hopkins • futurity
April 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: addiction opioids money motivation health-and-medicine relapse

ADHD medications focus the brain on a task’s benefits

Rather than simply boost ability to pay attention, ADHD medications work by focusing the brain on the rewards completing tasks will bring.

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
March 19, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: attention brains motivation featured health-and-medicine medications attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd

Hard-working scientists are better role models than ‘natural geniuses’

Scientists who worked hard through struggles are more motivating as role models than scientists who people see as naturally brilliant, researchers say.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
March 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: history motivation scientists society-and-culture stem-careers

Emotionally intelligent bosses can bring out your creativity

Bosses with high emotional intelligence make their workers feel happier and more creative, researchers say.

Yale • futurity
March 11, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: jobs motivation emotions featured society-and-culture social-lives managers creativity

Hard-working scientists are better role models than ‘natural geniuses’

Scientists who worked hard through struggles are more motivating as role models than scientists who people see as naturally brilliant, researchers say.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
March 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: history motivation scientists society-and-culture stem-careers

To get kids to eat their veggies, play a game

The right kind of games can get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, researchers find. But the games can motivate kids to eat more unhealthy snacks, too.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen • futurity
Jan. 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: food motivation childrens-health vegetables gaming society-and-culture

Self-determination helps young adults with autism succeed

Focusing on the strengths, rather than the deficits, of young adults with autism can help them succeed, research suggests. Self-determination is key.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Jan. 14, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: teenagers autism goals young-adults motivation health-and-medicine

Save your New Year’s resolutions for spring

"January is probably the hardest month of the year to change behaviors." Here's the case for swapping New Year's resolutions for "spring renewal."

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
Dec. 20, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: seasons goals holidays motivation weather featured society-and-culture

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