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The work-anywhere, travel-the-world fringe lifestyle is going mainstream–and these apps, services, and events are here to help.
One of the most dense and culturally diverse places in the United States is the small island at the center of New York City. Here’s some history on the many neighborhoods, districts, and locations that make up Manhattan.
Even though the competitors were just ... walking.
From books on history and philosophy to novels and biographies.
Prioritizing each part of your workload can help you and your employer see where you make the greatest contribution.
How well do you recognize and understand your emotions? What about the emotions of those around you?
Neuroscience is weighing in on physics’ biggest questions.
From rarefied medicine to colonial invader to public health menace, the story of the world’s most influential flavor.
David Hume, the Buddha, and a search for the Eastern roots of the Western Enlightenment.
Stuck in his research, a cosmologist finds a hint in an intricate drawing.
“The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today… The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.”
How to ask better questions.
A bookstore clerk reads through King’s deception, kicking off the final chapter in the story of Richard Bachman.
As a cuke deckhand, your job first and foremost consists of making sure your diver survives.
When I grew up, it wasn’t cool to read. These days, every coffee shop is packed with folks that are reading a book while sipping on a latte. That’s a great shift. I’m also reading more books than ever.
Stop “organizing” your emails by subject and start thinking of them in terms of deadlines.
Genetic engineering will bring us new Bolts and Shaqs.
Sometimes we make logical decisions. But there are many times when we make emotional, irrational, and confusing choices.
Small changes. Big results.
“Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.”
A little stress goes a long way. Here's how to identify the “Productive Range of Distress.”
Everyone knows a Nguyen, but how did that come to be?
I sent out the call the week before my wedding: Anyone who has been married for 10+ years and is still happy in their relationship, what lessons would you pass down to others if you could?
We let our minds get in our way too often in life. It’s important not to be your own worst enemy.
Don't let the Biggest Loser study get you down! There's hope.
Despite the popularity of local food, the average farmer is not thriving.
Someone with a high level of emotional intelligence has many traits that make them an ideal employee or manager. But there are some downsides that are important to consider.
Will you pay more for those shoes before 7 p.m.? Would the price tag be different if you lived in the suburbs? Standard prices and simple discounts are giving way to far more exotic strategies, designed to extract every last dollar from the consumer.
Most of today’s AI is designed to solve specific problems.
Grandma was just making a sweater. Or was she?
Like why it’s important to be a leader and how to lighten up.
A course at Northwestern University teaches students about what makes a healthy relationship.
We’ll put you on the right path to maximize your benefits.
Throughout nearly 40 plays, Shakespeare wrote quite a few lines that have since become more easily remembered than forgotten.
“If we are not regularly deeply embarrassed by who we are, the journey to self-knowledge hasn’t begun.”
As our writer cheered on his three-year-old at the Strider Cup in Texas—a merciless race replete with tears, anxiety, and elation—he had one question: Is intense competition good for the tiniest of competitors?
A linguistic exploration.
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Like the questionable legality of that little bumper sticker.
Lessons of physical prosperity in a despotic regime.
Your technical chops may not give you the edge when you’re new to the workforce, but your network might.
At APF in the 1970s, as the second-known African-American video game engineer, he helped create an industry.
Employees like a boss who knows what they’re talking about and understands the business as much as they understand their own role.
Cheap and effective, CBT became the dominant form of therapy, consigning Freud to psychology’s dingy basement. But new studies have cast doubt on its supremacy – and shown dramatic results for psychoanalysis. Is it time to get back on the couch?
Experts believe that emotional intelligence is the job skill of the future. So I had mine tested, and the results were scarily correct.
An executive leadership coach shares some tips on how to approach potential conflicts.
The despair from comparing ourselves with others is the original fake news. We need to develop a new relationship with our thoughts.
Or, if you like, try them all. They work. Science says so.
How Soap Operas became so popular that they were televised instead of the Watergate hearings.
Face-to-face interactions and positive relationships have long been seen as beneficial, but the digital world of social media may be having the opposite effect.
Emotional Intelligence is hardly one-size-fits-all. Here's how to make sure yours, and your teams', stays well-rounded.
Some of the blame for high employee turnover can be traced right back to their first day on the job.
Pitching a tent, healing a wound, and finding your way are about the most important things you can learn how to do. They're also the easiest.
Every year, more than 500 Americans will be struck by lightning—and roughly 90 percent of them will survive. Though they remain among the living, their minds and bodies will be instantly, fundamentally altered in ways that still leave scientists scratching their heads.
“Loneliness is difficult to confess; difficult too to categorise. Like depression, a state with which it often intersects, it can run deep in the fabric of a person.”
Let us now celebrate one of our most bountiful outdoor resources: bad advice. And if you listen carefully and act right away, it’s absolutely free!
One in every 68 Americans are born with autism spectrum disorder, but there could be generations of people who were never diagnosed.
When television was first starting out, many producers treated it like a live service, one that doesn’t require copies to be replayed in the future.
Watching a couple hours of TV a day can have major effects on your brain. So what would happen if you quit cold turkey?
Research suggests that the best self-help advice may have very little to do with yourself.
A guide to getting off the couch, no matter how much you might resist it.
Basically, how to be good at life.
As a test, Homeland Security officials tried to sneak guns and bombs through TSA checkpoints. They succeeded almost every time.
People are drawn to those who look and act the romanticized role of the leader. But charismatic leadership can have a dark side.
The QWERTY keyboard was once the envy of the world, but not anymore.
There’s always a dirtier side to a luxurious lifestyle and they get more predictable the more you see.
The first three hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.
A silent, powered-off phone can still distract the most dependent users.
Discovering one’s “purpose” in life is not about some great achievement, but merely finding a way to spend your limited amount of time well.
Your odds of success improve when you are forced to direct all of your energy and attention to fewer tasks.
For years Donald Heathfield, Tracey Foley, and their two children lived the American dream. Then an FBI raid revealed the truth: They were agents of Putin’s Russia. Their sons tell their story.
Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.
Inside a quiet revolution in the study of the world’s other great kingdom.
Saveur’s resident Scandiphile eats and drinks his way through Copenhagen in search of cultural transformation.
All sophisticated life on the planet Earth may owe its existence to one freakish event.
Learning an instrument increases resilience to any age-related decline in hearing.
UC San Diego and Yale researchers shared their surprising results.
How to fine-tune the internal monologue that scores every aspect of our lives, from leadership to love.
Estoril, which was once the wartime home of royalty seeking sanctuary—and the spies who watched them—enjoys an enchanting faded glamour today.
To-do lists get a lot of flack, but the simple act of planning has some psychological and productivity benefits all by itself.
Setting limits for yourself — whether that involves the time you have to work out, the money you have to start a business, or the number of words you can use in a book — often delivers better results than “keeping your options open.”
An expert on vitamins tells us what to avoid.
In a new model of living, residents will have their own “microunits” built around a shared living space for cooking, eating and hanging out.