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It doesn’t have to be all kale salads and quinoa.
Sometimes setting an unreasonable goal is the only way to jump-start your fitness.
You’ve probably never heard of many of these, but in this list may be the exact word you’ve been looking for.
How to fine-tune the internal monologue that scores every aspect of our lives, from leadership to love.
David Hume, the Buddha, and a search for the Eastern roots of the Western Enlightenment.
A new study examines how expertise changes the brain.
Stuck in his research, a cosmologist finds a hint in an intricate drawing.
“Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.”
A few timeless productivity lessons that apply no matter what you’re doing.
How to nurture a love that “would stand as a firm wall,” that “won’t let you fall, and it gives warmth.”
For a team to produce all it is capable of, everyone must get along and work well together.
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?
Emotional Intelligence is hardly one-size-fits-all. Here's how to make sure yours, and your teams', stays well-rounded.
Musical training can have a dramatic impact on your brain’s structure, enhancing your memory, spatial reasoning, and language skills.
An expert on vitamins tells us what to avoid.
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?
“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.”
The emperor of physics defends his controversial theory of mind.
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.
A growing body of research suggests certain types of development activities can effectively build the capacity for resilience.
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.
Rejuvenation technology, mind uploading, and a second shot at life.
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.
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Your technical chops may not give you the edge when you’re new to the workforce, but your network might.
Hint: Don’t Netflix and chill.
Michael Jordan was about to ditch Nike — until an inexperienced designer created the shoe he’d always dreamed of.
We let our minds get in our way too often in life. It’s important not to be your own worst enemy.
Grandma was just making a sweater. Or was she?
At his bookstore in Amman, Hamzeh AlMaaytah administers life-affirming literature.
A new sign language is developing in the Negev desert and it’s catching linguists off-guard.
A guide to getting off the couch, no matter how much you might resist it.
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.
Reap the benefits of effective collaboration, skip the inefficiencies and messiness.
“If we are not regularly deeply embarrassed by who we are, the journey to self-knowledge hasn’t begun.”
Those who imagine that life in the past was simpler, slower, and better are wrong.
Working backwards and breaking free from the norm exposes new and unique opportunities you probably haven’t considered.
The first three hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.
With a name like Clementine Paddleford, she should have been unforgettable. So why don’t you know who she is?
People are drawn to those who look and act the romanticized role of the leader. But charismatic leadership can have a dark side.
The work-anywhere, travel-the-world fringe lifestyle is going mainstream–and these apps, services, and events are here to help.
Experiments in evolution are exploring what would happen if we rewound the tape of life.
My overwhelming schedule left me exhausted and empty. Here’s how I fought back.
How work schedules, rituals, and writing environments affect the amount and quality of time invested in trying to write.
Lessons of physical prosperity in a despotic regime.
“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.”
An executive leadership coach shares some tips on how to approach potential conflicts.
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.
Once a year, millions of women leave their homes around Kerala to give a sweet offering of rice for their goddess, Attukal Amma.
If your language had no words to describe “the future,” would you still stress over it?
Everyone knows a Nguyen, but how did that come to be?
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.
Happiness as an achievable goal is an illusion, but that doesn't mean happiness itself is not attainable.
There’s always a dirtier side to a luxurious lifestyle and they get more predictable the more you see.
The same part of the brain that allows us to step into the shoes of others also helps us restrain ourselves.
A bookstore clerk reads through King’s deception, kicking off the final chapter in the story of Richard Bachman.
A course at Northwestern University teaches students about what makes a healthy relationship.
Morning people and night owls are born that way. It's time we accepted that.
Some habits that may seem productive are actually holding you back.
Striving for excellence is not in itself bad, but don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
In a new model of living, residents will have their own “microunits” built around a shared living space for cooking, eating and hanging out.
Even a 1 mph speed boost would make things pretty weird.
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.
Research suggests that the best self-help advice may have very little to do with yourself.
Sometimes we make logical decisions. But there are many times when we make emotional, irrational, and confusing choices.
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.
Small changes. Big results.
What a restless coffee drinker learned from going to circadian-rhythm rehab (a tent in the woods).
The QWERTY keyboard was once the envy of the world, but not anymore.
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.
Most of today’s AI is designed to solve specific problems.
A little stress goes a long way. Here's how to identify the “Productive Range of Distress.”
As a cuke deckhand, your job first and foremost consists of making sure your diver survives.
From rarefied medicine to colonial invader to public health menace, the story of the world’s most influential flavor.
How Soap Operas became so popular that they were televised instead of the Watergate hearings.
The ravages of time—and humanity—have unfortunately left us with mere scraps of their biographies and treatises.
A linguistic exploration.
Stop “organizing” your emails by subject and start thinking of them in terms of deadlines.
“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.”
“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.”
Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.
On wood-fired griddles, Maya home cooks keep ancient traditions alive with recipes even their neighbors wouldn’t recognize.
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.
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.
From books on history and philosophy to novels and biographies.
This simple switch flips your perspective for the better.
“The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today… The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.”
Basically, how to be good at life.
Even though the competitors were just ... walking.