Daniel Engber

Science writer and columnist for SLATE

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Science writer and columnist for SLATE

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Smile, even if you don’t feel like it. Especially if you don’t feel like it, in fact, because it will make you feel better. This is classic social psychology wisdom.

Smile! Especially if you don’t feel like it

Smile, even if you don’t feel like it. Especially if you don’t feel like it, in fact, because it will make you feel better. This is classic social psychology wisdom.

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For almost 20 years, “ego depletion” has been an accepted concept in psychology. It’s the idea that people have a limited amount of willpower, and it’s exhausted with overuse.

Is “Ego Depletion” a Thing?

For almost 20 years, “ego depletion” has been an accepted concept in psychology. It’s the idea that people have a limited amount of willpower, and it’s exhausted with overuse.

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Massive audiences are tuning into the NFL playoffs with the Superbowl just three weeks away.

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Massive audiences are tuning into the NFL playoffs with the Superbowl just three weeks away.

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