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Rejuvenation technology, mind uploading, and a second shot at life.
Building relationships at work takes time and patience, but it’s crucial to your career. And you shouldn’t limit efforts to just your peers, either.
Keep these tips on hand the next time you’re interviewing for a new job or angling for a raise.
It’s more challenging than it first appears.
Social media has created a world in which everyone seems ecstatic – apart from us. Is there any way for people to curb their resentment?
I learned a lot, but not all of it stuck.
Alex Honnold doesn’t experience fear like the rest of us.
Running your own business is hard. Don’t miss out on your well-earned deductions when tax season comes around.
Taking a good picture of our little satellite pal is harder than it seems, but a little prep makes a big difference.
Greyston Bakery uses a practice of open hiring: filling positions on a first-come, first-served basis, no questions asked. Now it wants to teach other companies how to do the same.
These women chose to have both a family and a job as a pro skier or mountain guide. But they're often subjected to a public narrative that either villainizes or discredits their decision.
The pigments morph because of the Munker-White illusion.
Dictators and assassins are using banned nerve agents again.
In the Martian landscape that is the Atacama desert, astrobiologists are learning how to recognize extraterrestrial organisms.
Those who imagine that life in the past was simpler, slower, and better are wrong.
The “magic number” helped foreigners like me get by without learning the language. But I didn’t feel at home in China until I finally hung up the phone.
You can do more for your health. And it’s not that hard.
Lifelong lessons no kid should ever have to learn.
Many Chinese phone companies have a long way to go in the software department, but Chinese Android phones run whole new operating systems that happen to support Android apps.
The English banned the kilt hoping to do away with a symbol of rebellion. Instead they created a symbol of Scottish identity.
Growing inequality in the United States shows that the game is rigged.
Thinking is a tool that can be overused. But by recognizing this, you can start focusing on what is really worth your thoughts.
It’s one thing to imagine the scale of the universe. It’s another to see it up close.
We come into conversations with our own agendas and low attention spans, but if you want to build better relationships you need to master active listening.
Organizing tasks on paper is a tried and true method for getting things done. Here are some types of to-do lists that may be right for you.
The sleep-wake limbo may have been a boon to our ancestors' survival.
How well do you recognize and understand your emotions? What about the emotions of those around you?
"Should" traps us into searching for that one right answer, while "could" opens our minds to creative possibilities.
Your super liberal and super conservative relatives might all have one thing in common.
One thing I’ve noticed over the years of bringing my students to Ireland – my homeland – is that they pay rapt attention to the little things.
Smart guides for understanding this strange and contradictory moment in history.
It’s easy to look at success and attribute it to good decision making. But here’s the thing—that statement is also true the other way around.
If you plan to delay retirement, watch out for these benefit traps.
Eighty years ago today, a four-year-old girl vanished into the Pennsylvania woods. The search captivated people across the nation — and some have never stopped looking.
Stop trying to balance work and life, and don’t give things up. There are other ways to be successful.
The widespread failure of American mass transit is usually blamed on cheap gas and suburban sprawl. But the full story of why other countries succeed is more complicated.
Under pressure of a warming world, does ‘glacial’ need to be decommissioned and pushed over the climate cliff?
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.
What philanthropic habits can teach us about human behavior and expectations.
The explosive growth of their AI voice assistants has Google, Apple, and Amazon racing to put your entire smartphone in an earpiece.
A poll finds that far from being more moderate than urban or rural voters, suburbanites are actually more partisan.
The new tax law adds wrinkles for homeowners deciding whether or not to retire without a mortgage.
A trip to Martinique for the island’s unique rhum agricole with importer Ed Hamilton.
By the time you reach the interview phase, your prospective employer already knows a lot about you. They know your previous experience. What they don’t know is whether they want to work with you.
One of the most brilliant minds of the Harvard class of ’35, Reed Edwin Peggram met his soulmate on the eve of World War II and risked everything to stay by his side.
Here’s one more way our modern sleep schedules might be killing us.
With phones and tablets everywhere nowadays, it’s no surprise many parents are worried about the potentially harmful effect screens will have on their kids. New studies show they can calm down a little.
Long before mobile phones or even photography, diaries were kept as a way to understand oneself and the world one inhabits.
Spurred perhaps by social media, more people are classified as perfectionists. What are the costs and how can you break the paralysis that’s killing your productivity?
We are all trained to be passive thinkers and doers, but it can really hold you back.
Welcome back, Ektachrome!
A guide to getting off the couch, no matter how much you might resist it.
The TV legend possessed an extraordinary understanding of how kids make sense of language.
More women than ever are undergoing fertility treatment on their own. Yet the process is designed almost exclusively for couples. Smart Design’s Stephanie Yung explores a better way in this three-part series called Project Junior.
An analysis of dental plaque illuminates the forgotten history of female scribes.
"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.
How to learn skills faster.
I’m 93, and, as extremism sweeps across Europe, I fear we are doomed to repeat the mistakes which created the Holocaust.
Enterprises are struggling because they are using yesterday’s paradigms to solve today’s problems. Let’s fix that.
“Make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life.”
“Every classmate who became a teacher or doctor seemed happy,” and 29 other lessons from seeing my Harvard class of 1988 all grown up.
“Grief is a force of energy that cannot be controlled or predicted. It comes and goes on its own schedule. Grief does not obey your plans, or your wishes. Grief will do whatever it wants to you, whenever it wants to. In that regard, Grief has a lot in common with Love.”
One roadie’s guide to surviving nomadic life in the hardest-partying business on earth.
Step one: rethink the entire concept of a career.
While new theories and experiments emerge all the time, nothing new seems to be coming from them.
Why even behavioral scientists say listening is so important.
As the capture and conviction of Mexico’s notorious drug lord has shown, taking down the boss doesn’t mean taking down the organization.
HelloFresh blew past 100 competitors to become the No. 1 meal-kit company on the planet. The German startup is winning—but not by playing nice.
U.S. mayors are split on whether business incentives are good politics, but most believe—despite evidence to the contrary—that they’re good policy.
Searching for a job is quite stressful. But there are several things you can do to keep your distress in check.
You’ve probably never heard of many of these, but in this list may be the exact word you’ve been looking for.
Walt Whitman and the discipline of creative self-esteem.
Societies forget, and this physicist wants to know why.
The years since 2008 have seen a global crackdown on offshore finance. Yet a few places have doubled down on offering secrecy to the super-rich. Among these, one tiny Caribbean island might be the worst offender.
“In the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”
The sheer stress of an environment contributes to obesity and diabetes.
Hello there, friend. What’s that I hear? You’re pissed off at someone? Someone is pissed off at you? You have a fight in your life and you don’t know what to do? Well, you’ve come to the right place.
I was arrested at an anti-war protest, jumped bail and went on the run. That’s when my story really began.
By this point in the year, your New Year’s resolutions may have fizzled or grown boring. Here’s how to get back on track.
You don’t have to sign up for full Medicare coverage at age 65 if you’re still covered under an employer’s plan. But you’ll need to watch enrollment deadlines.
It only takes a few ingredients and about an hour of your time, yet it’s one the most famous Italian recipes.
“Old friends cannot be created out of hand. Nothing can match the treasure of common memories, of trials endured together, of quarrels and reconciliations and generous emotions.”
Powering through your work week after week can cause some serious tunnel vision and prevent you from accomplishing what you’re capable of.
The Harrison Ford–starring thriller represents the best of a genre that has faded: the character-driven action movie for adults.
Big-box retailers nationwide are slashing their property taxes through a legal loophole known as "dark store theory." For the towns that rely on that revenue, this could be a disaster.
“Who is good if he knows not who he is? and who knows what he is, if he forgets that things which have been made are perishable, and that it is not possible for one human being to be with another always?”
How one writer went from barely reading to trying to plow through a book a day, and how you can find more time to read, too.
Despite the popularity of local food, the average farmer is not thriving.
When I first came across Charlie Munger’s 1995 Speech, The Psychology of Human Misjudgment, I realized that I could learn more from him than my MBA. So I spent the next few years reading and researching about cognitive biases and how we mislead ourselves.
Size has something to do with it, but it is more about why the land is being preserved.
UrbanFootprint makes it easy to run simulations to see how a new plan might change traffic and commute times, the ability of kids to walk to school, access to jobs, energy use, the local economy, health, and carbon emissions.
Reuniting stumped readers with the books from the edges of their memories.
How plastic is the brain?
The Mars company has sponsored hundreds of scientific studies to show cocoa is good for you.