As you may know (if you don’t, you can read more about it in this blog post) I use Pocket to save articles that I might want to reference at some later point, or perhaps just want to keep around for later reading.

To make it easy to spread articles on this site, I also created a Word Press plugin that polls my Pocket account once every hour and filters out all my favorite articles and publishes them here  on this page.

Selected articles

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Optimism Stabilizes Cortisol Levels and Lowers Stress

A study released on July 23, 2013 found that optimists have a better biological response to stress than pessimists. Researchers at Concordia University's Department of Psychology have found that “the stress hormone” cortisol tends to be more stable in people with a positive outlook.
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Ikea's New Catalog Magically Transforms Into Furniture

Most augmented reality apps are silly. You sit in front of your computer, aim the webcam at your desk, and some moving promotion appears to be standing there (you know, sort of, because you’re still looking through your laptop to make that magic happen).
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How to Boost Your Willpower

The most persuasive evidence comes from two studies that measured young children’s self-control, and then kept track of them as they grew into adults. The most well-known experiment, the “marshmallow experiment”, was begun in the 1960s by psychologist Walter Mischel.
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