A few timeless productivity lessons that apply no matter what you’re doing.
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A few timeless productivity lessons that apply no matter what you’re doing.
How to become an “antischolar” in a culture that treats knowledge as “an ornament that allows us to rise in the pecking order.”
“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.”
My overwhelming schedule left me exhausted and empty. Here’s how I fought back.
UC San Diego and Yale researchers shared their surprising results.
Rejuvenation technology, mind uploading, and a second shot at life.
Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.
Small changes. Big results.
Social Security will pay out nearly $1 trillion in benefits this year. For more than half of all recipients, the payments are more than 50% of their retirement income. But for the eighth year in a row, this critical pay-as-you-go program will take in less in taxes than it pays out in benefits.
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.
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.”
Hint: Don’t Netflix and chill.
For a team to produce all it is capable of, everyone must get along and work well together.
Watching a couple hours of TV a day can have major effects on your brain. So what would happen if you quit cold turkey?
Most of today’s AI is designed to solve specific problems.
Grandma was just making a sweater. Or was she?
Emotional Intelligence is hardly one-size-fits-all. Here's how to make sure yours, and your teams', stays well-rounded.
Sometimes setting an unreasonable goal is the only way to jump-start your fitness.
Want your kids to lead happy and fulfilled lives? Here are some tips for getting them started on the right foot.
With a name like Clementine Paddleford, she should have been unforgettable. So why don’t you know who she is?
Genetic engineering will bring us new Bolts and Shaqs.
In a new model of living, residents will have their own “microunits” built around a shared living space for cooking, eating and hanging out.
A guide to getting off the couch, no matter how much you might resist it.
As a cuke deckhand, your job first and foremost consists of making sure your diver survives.
An expert on vitamins tells us what to avoid.
Distraction is always the enemy. Here’s one simple technique to maintain focus on what's really important.
Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots.
The Ivy Lee Method of prioritizing your to-do list seems deceptively simple. It’s also been working for more than a century.
The recipes, tools, and tips you need for the endlessly adaptable one-bite marvel.
Once a year, millions of women leave their homes around Kerala to give a sweet offering of rice for their goddess, Attukal Amma.
Deciding a level of importance for each task you have allows you to quickly organize which to do first, and which not to do at all.
Your technical chops may not give you the edge when you’re new to the workforce, but your network might.
Estoril, which was once the wartime home of royalty seeking sanctuary—and the spies who watched them—enjoys an enchanting faded glamour today.
It doesn’t have to be all kale salads and quinoa.
Research suggests that the best self-help advice may have very little to do with yourself.
“You don’t love yourself enough. Or you’d love your nature too, and what it demands of you.”
From rarefied medicine to colonial invader to public health menace, the story of the world’s most influential flavor.
If we lose our capacity for solitude, our ability to be alone with ourselves, then we lose our very ability to think.
Lessons of physical prosperity in a despotic regime.
The same part of the brain that allows us to step into the shoes of others also helps us restrain ourselves.
Neuroscience is weighing in on physics’ biggest questions.
Don't let the Biggest Loser study get you down! There's hope.
I find ways to spend time with people I want to learn from, and learn by observing them.
Pantone has been formulating hues since the ’60s. What happens when they want to add to their pallet of more than 2300 colors?
A course at Northwestern University teaches students about what makes a healthy relationship.
A linguistic exploration.
On wood-fired griddles, Maya home cooks keep ancient traditions alive with recipes even their neighbors wouldn’t recognize.
A new study examines how expertise changes the brain.
You’ve probably never heard of many of these, but in this list may be the exact word you’ve been looking for.
Basically, how to be good at life.
To-do lists get a lot of flack, but the simple act of planning has some psychological and productivity benefits all by itself.
There’s always a dirtier side to a luxurious lifestyle and they get more predictable the more you see.
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.
One of the most basic beliefs we carry about ourselves, Dweck found in her research, has to do with how we view and inhabit what we consider to be our personality.
How your memories impact your immune system, why moving is one of the most stressful life-events, and what your parents have to do with your predisposition to PTSD.
“We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come… We live everything as it comes, without warning.”
“When we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy.”
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.
Throughout nearly 40 plays, Shakespeare wrote quite a few lines that have since become more easily remembered than forgotten.
The first three hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.
We let our minds get in our way too often in life. It’s important not to be your own worst enemy.
Like why it’s important to be a leader and how to lighten up.
A growing body of research suggests certain types of development activities can effectively build the capacity for resilience.
Learning an instrument increases resilience to any age-related decline in hearing.
“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.”
At APF in the 1970s, as the second-known African-American video game engineer, he helped create an industry.
We’ve been taught for years that as long as you hit the gym you can hit the buffet line and still lose weight. But there’s plenty of science out there to prove this statement false.
A bookstore clerk reads through King’s deception, kicking off the final chapter in the story of Richard Bachman.
The despair from comparing ourselves with others is the original fake news. We need to develop a new relationship with our thoughts.
A quick nap before the caffeine kicks in can give you an extra bit of energy that might just be what you need to get through the rest of your day.
A little stress goes a long way. Here's how to identify the “Productive Range of Distress.”
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?
There’s often too much to read and too little time. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of what you read as quickly as possible.
Alex Halberstadt scores a bag of the creamiest, most coveted stuff on earth and ponders a question: can you put a price tag on outstanding dairy?
The Portuguese capital is redefining its cuisine with a new openness to foreign flavors and far-flung influences.
As a test, Homeland Security officials tried to sneak guns and bombs through TSA checkpoints. They succeeded almost every time.
How Soap Operas became so popular that they were televised instead of the Watergate hearings.
From books on history and philosophy to novels and biographies.
How to ask better questions.
Striving for excellence is not in itself bad, but don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
For most of the history of our species, in most parts of the world, bathing has been a collective act. It might be time to resurrect this ancient and deeply human art.
Employees like a boss who knows what they’re talking about and understands the business as much as they understand their own role.
Learning a new mental model gives you a new way to see the world, make decisions, and solve problems.
We spoke with a riding instructor for advice on how to navigate the city streets with confidence.
By , Associate Editor and Rivan V. Stinson, Associate Online Editor | December 2, 2019 The holiday season is prime time to give back. And while you're thinking about your charitable giving, make sure you don't forget about those who've helped you throughout the year.
Some habits that may seem productive are actually holding you back.
Musical training can have a dramatic impact on your brain’s structure, enhancing your memory, spatial reasoning, and language skills.
The secret to ultimate fitness isn't all that complicated—just spend a month outside, hiking eight hours per day. Kyle Boelte breaks down how his body evolved into an efficient, fat-burning, testosterone-fueled machine over 29 days on the Colorado Trail.