As human beings we all must do some work for basic survival—but how much? Is there a “minimum daily requirement” of work?
This study shows just how long it takes to make a good and lasting personal connection with someone.
A questionable new study paid for by the O2 concert venue finds that going to a concert every two weeks can add nine years to your life.
There's got to be a thousand ways to reclaim the past, but for Tara Westover, story was the only one that could contain all of it.
In his new book, Dying For a Paycheck, Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer says we have to change the workplace environment—now.
Changing an unhealthy habit depends a lot on your belief that you can do it, something psychologists call self-efficacy. Take smoking, for example. Your belief that you are capable of quitting will influence the...
He was one of the most intelligent men on the planet. But he had a knack for making people laugh, and it helped him spread his message of science and discovery.
We are all of us held together by words.
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Grad students are six times more likely to be diagnosed with depression than the general population.
The myths of an inhospitable land. Imposter Syndrome. That feeling when one of your characters unexpectedly murders another. Literary mage Neil Gaiman on the dark arts of fiction and everyday life.
A classic essay defines different ways to disagree, from the worst to the best, with lessons that ring true in our divisive times.
A college degree is still a well-trodden path to relative financial success. Even so, a college degree is no longer a guarantee of a secure job, or of any job at all.
"Nice and in control: the twin peaks of a good reputation...But since we are riddled with contradiction, this is not a simple story."
More overweight people are no longer trying to lose weight and the health implications are not good.
Friedrich Nietzsche is an influential thinker, but he is not without critics. One of the best of them is British philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Albert Camus was a Franco-Algerian philosopher with some great insights on the meaning of life, why you should look to this life and not the next, and why suicide is a poor choice.
It is possible to eat fast food and stay true to the keto diet. Just be wary of eliminating everything from life (and avoid the sauces).
Philosophers like to present their works as if everything before it was wrong. Sometimes, they even say they have ended the need for more philosophy. So, what happens when somebody realizes they were mistaken?
"Our kids are 'wired' for control. Our role as adults is not to force them to follow the track we’ve laid out for them; it’s to help them develop the skills to find their own way..."