Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017
We act as though we are no longer interested in or able to stay idle and simply do nothing. We appear to care more about the people who are available through our devices than those who are right in front of our faces. And perhaps more critically, we appear to have lost the ability to simply be alone with our thoughts.
Monday, Jun 19, 2017
Even after working so many years. I still get moment that I want to snap. Any way to not bring emotion from work back home?
Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017
As technology renders jobs obsolete, what will keep us busy? Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari examines ‘the useless class’ and a new quest for purpose.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Comparing your work or abilities to someone else’s can be an unproductive and self-destructive activity. Yet we compare ourselves all the time.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
What kind of volunteering has helped you grow the most? What kind of volunteering do you find the most fulfillment from?
Monday, May 15, 2017
If you’re a normal person who’s tired of getting one raise a year (if that), tired of sitting under-utilized at your cubicle, tired of sitting over-utilized at your cubicle, tired of being tired, normal isn’t going to save you.
Friday, May 12, 2017
This is what I wish: that my daughters don’t go to school.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Our society rewards social behaviour while ignoring the positive effects of time spent alone.
Friday, Apr 21, 2017
Most of us are constantly looking for the Perfect System: The perfect system for being mindful, getting fit, losing weight, decluttering, building new habits, being a parent, building a new career, and on and on.
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
We are entering the age of no retirement. The journey into that chilling reality is not a long one: the first generation who will experience it are now in their 40s and 50s.
Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
Starting a new job where its a 9am start time, looking for tips for how to become a “morning person.” I’m naturally more nocturnal but in this case its going to help me if I can shift to being a so called “morning person.” Have you had to do this yourself before?
Monday, Apr 3, 2017
I’m happy because when I look in the mirror, I don’t compare myself to anyone. Not anymore. I don’t compare the way I look, the way I feel, the work that I do. I don’t compare my level of happiness. I don’t compare my achievements.
Friday, Mar 31, 2017
Many people aren’t from one place and are in constant motion. So why must we choose one nationality from a drop-down menu?
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
Our brains have an incredible capacity to forge tangible results out of a mindset. When we build a habit in a particular way of thought, we begin to train our brain to see the world through that lens. In this instance, if you’re looking for ways to be lucky, you’re strengthening the neurons that refine your awareness in the relevant domains.
Friday, Mar 10, 2017
How to be perfectly unhappy.
Friday, Feb 24, 2017
If all of your self-esteem eggs are in one basket, you’ll become very obsessive about the state of that basket. As your identity is tied up in one job and one career, you compare yourself more easily to all the other professionals are also specializing in that single line of work.
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
The despair from comparing ourselves with others is the original fake news. We need to develop a new relationship with our thoughts.
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
Lately, personality psychologists have taken a more moderate view: If personality traits do change, they change slowly, and the overall difference over time tends to be modest.
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
What are some of the things you ‘surround’ yourself to keep going even after repeated failures. Failing can be related to any task in life - startup/job/relationships. What are some of things which inspire you and help you pull yourself back to chug along the track again.
Friday, Feb 10, 2017
My overwhelming schedule left me exhausted and empty. Here’s how I fought back.
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
To not to have entirely wasted one’s life seems to be a worthy accomplishment, if only for myself.
Friday, Feb 3, 2017
With apps taking over our lives, there’s a movement afoot as people yearn for simpler, technology-free times.
Your ambitions to improve your life do not need to be confined by your personality.
Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017
Living a ‘purer’ life isn’t about turning off your smartphone.
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
Technology is commanding our attention in infinite, insurmountable loops. A country trip off-grid helped me escape.
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
Luck has a lot to do with success. We just don’t want to admit it.
Friday, Jan 20, 2017
It can seem like our lives are filled with busyness, noise, distractions, and often meaningless activities. What if we could filter out all that noise, and focus on the meaningful?
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
Here’s a New Year’s challenge for the mind: Make this the year that you quiet all those negative thoughts swirling around your brain.
Monday, Jan 16, 2017
The Diderot Effect states that obtaining a new possession often creates a spiral of consumption which leads you to acquire more new things. As a result, we end up buying things that our previous selves never needed to feel happy or fulfilled.
Friday, Jan 13, 2017
Edward Burtynsky photographs changing landscapes—each one an imprint of human ambition.
Thursday, Jan 12, 2017
Social isolation is a growing epidemic, one that’s increasingly recognized as having dire physical, mental and emotional consequences.
Monday, Jan 9, 2017
The principle is simple: Don’t just plant a tree, plant an orchard.
Friday, Dec 30, 2016
Proof that life is getting better for humanity, in 5 charts.
The end of a year is the perfect time to review one’s life, goals, plans, and projects, as well as plan for the upcoming year. I’ve been fine-tuning my own review process for several years and thought others might be interested to know what I do and how.
Thursday, Dec 29, 2016
Professional vehicle dwellers share their tips for making the most out of life on the road.
Friday, Dec 23, 2016
The good life is the simple life. Among philosophical ideas about how we should live, this one is a hardy perennial; from Socrates to Thoreau, from the Buddha to Wendell Berry, thinkers have been peddling it for more than two millennia.
Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016
We all need fuel. Without the assistance, advice, and inspiration of others, the gears of our mind grind to a halt, and we’re stuck with nowhere to go. I have been blessed to find mentors and idols at every step of my life, and I’ve been lucky to meet many of them.
Friday, Dec 9, 2016
Living at home with your parents isn’t just for little kids anymore. Young adults are now more likely to live with their parents than in any other living arrangement, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center.
Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016
A December Gallup poll found that 61 percent of working Americans said they did not have enough time to do the things they wanted to do. Some of us feel this more acutely than others: A 2015 Pew Research Center survey found that 9 in 10 working mothers said they felt rushed all or some of the time. In an attempt to understand this frenzy, I spent the past 12 months studying my own time during what might turn out to be the busiest year of my life.
Friday, Nov 18, 2016
New research recently found that starting at age 25, we lose more friends than we make each year.
Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
Our devices are so deeply enmeshed in our lives that we anticipate them being there at all times with access to the full range of the internet’s offerings.
Being “needed” does not entail selfish pride or unhealthy attachment to the worldly esteem of others. Rather, it consists of a natural human hunger to serve our fellow men and women. As the 13th-century Buddhist sages taught, “If one lights a fire for others, it will also brighten one’s own way.”
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016
It’s easy to compare yourself against other people especially as they flood our screens with images. But when you compete against other people, you judge yourself based on their values and metrics. The problem with this is even if you win, you only do something that’s important to them, not you.
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
Starting something in the hopes of making an extra $1,000 a month is every bit as worthy as trying to colonize Mars. Start small and give your ambitions room to grow.
Monday, Nov 14, 2016
What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken.
Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
How much rest do we think we need, who is getting the most, and what are the most restful activities? The results of the world’s largest survey on rest indicate that to feel truly rested, a lot of us want to be alone.
Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
Two new books assess the quality of our digital lives: How do we shake off the village when we carry the world in our pocket?
Monday, Nov 7, 2016
What do you regret in life?
Monday, Oct 31, 2016
For the traveler whose time is spent making snap-judgment impressions all day, every day, an expensive watch can be a shortcut to a kind of acceptance, however cheap it might be.
Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
Getting out of your comfort zone sounds awesome but the odds are that while this will expose you to new experiences, you’re unlikely to be above average at anything you try at first.