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An executive leadership coach shares some tips on how to approach potential conflicts.
The sleep-wake limbo may have been a boon to our ancestors' survival.
The QWERTY keyboard was once the envy of the world, but not anymore.
We’ll put you on the right path to maximize your benefits.
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?
A reliable system for overcoming procrastination and achieving more.
Even a 1 mph speed boost would make things pretty weird.
Grandma was just making a sweater. Or was she?
“The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today… The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.”
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.
What if everything around you, from the distant stars to your very hands, were a hologram?
A little stress goes a long way. Here's how to identify the “Productive Range of Distress.”
How well do you recognize and understand your emotions? What about the emotions of those around you?
One in every 68 Americans are born with autism spectrum disorder, but there could be generations of people who were never diagnosed.
Striving for excellence is not in itself bad, but don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
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.
“You don’t love yourself enough. Or you’d love your nature too, and what it demands of you.”
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.
At his bookstore in Amman, Hamzeh AlMaaytah administers life-affirming literature.
What makes things cool?
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?
“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”
Lessons of physical prosperity in a despotic regime.
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.
“For man to be able to live he must either not see the infinite, or have such an explanation of the meaning of life as will connect the finite with the infinite.”
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.
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.
Your odds of success improve when you are forced to direct all of your energy and attention to fewer tasks.
People are drawn to those who look and act the romanticized role of the leader. But charismatic leadership can have a dark side.
“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.”
Stop “organizing” your emails by subject and start thinking of them in terms of deadlines.
If your language had no words to describe “the future,” would you still stress over it?
This brilliant brain hack hijacks your social media habit to build a new commitment to reading.
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.
UC San Diego and Yale researchers shared their surprising results.
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.
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In a new model of living, residents will have their own “microunits” built around a shared living space for cooking, eating and hanging out.
Human are wired with an over-the-top obsession with what others think of them. Here’s how to bring it under control.
“When you can’t create you can work.”
“And it is so simple… You will instantly find how to live.”
Employees like a boss who knows what they’re talking about and understands the business as much as they understand their own role.
The Ivy Lee Method of prioritizing your to-do list seems deceptively simple. It’s also been working for more than a century.
"Metabolism" has been twisted and spun to the point where what many of us think about it is not entirely correct, if at all. Let’s straighten some of that out.
Like the questionable legality of that little bumper sticker.
How work schedules, rituals, and writing environments affect the amount and quality of time invested in trying to write.
Knowing your deal-breakers can help you know the right relationship when you see it.
Emotional Intelligence is hardly one-size-fits-all. Here's how to make sure yours, and your teams', stays well-rounded.
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.
Saveur’s resident Scandiphile eats and drinks his way through Copenhagen in search of cultural transformation.
The work-anywhere, travel-the-world fringe lifestyle is going mainstream–and these apps, services, and events are here to help.
The same part of the brain that allows us to step into the shoes of others also helps us restrain ourselves.
Learning a new mental model gives you a new way to see the world, make decisions, and solve problems.
A few timeless productivity lessons that apply no matter what you’re doing.
All sophisticated life on the planet Earth may owe its existence to one freakish event.
Experts believe that emotional intelligence is the job skill of the future. So I had mine tested, and the results were scarily correct.
A guide to getting off the couch, no matter how much you might resist it.
The recipes, tools, and tips you need for the endlessly adaptable one-bite marvel.
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.
Sometimes we make logical decisions. But there are many times when we make emotional, irrational, and confusing choices.
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.
For a team to produce all it is capable of, everyone must get along and work well together.
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.
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.”
Despite the popularity of local food, the average farmer is not thriving.
“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.”
Deciding if a habit is worth it to you is critical in forming new ones.
A machine mapped the most frequently used emotional trajectories in fiction, and compared them with the ones readers like best.
Don't let the Biggest Loser study get you down! There's hope.
More than a century ago, Christian fundamentalists invented cereal to promote a healthy lifestyle free of sin. Little did they know, their creation would eventually be used to promote everything from radio and cartoons to Mr. T and tooth decay.
A bookstore clerk reads through King’s deception, kicking off the final chapter in the story of Richard Bachman.
Your technical chops may not give you the edge when you’re new to the workforce, but your network might.
Those who imagine that life in the past was simpler, slower, and better are wrong.
How to become an “antischolar” in a culture that treats knowledge as “an ornament that allows us to rise in the pecking order.”
Conflicting with your superiors may not be a daily occurrence, but there are times when it’s necessary. Here’s some tips on how to go about it.
At APF in the 1970s, as the second-known African-American video game engineer, he helped create an industry.
Watching a couple hours of TV a day can have major effects on your brain. So what would happen if you quit cold turkey?
There are way we express our love for one another beyond words, but all are a language of sorts.
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.
Rejuvenation technology, mind uploading, and a second shot at life.