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Why you should try micro mastery

August 23rd, 2019 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

The wellness case for learning new skills In the summer of 2016 I was very unhappy. I was coming up on my year anniversary of living in London, where we had moved from Brooklyn for my husband’s job, but I still felt pitifully lonely and poorly adjusted to the culture. I reentered therapy, tried to […]



Why the 8-hour workday doesn’t work

June 12th, 2019 at 10:28 am » Comments Off

  The eight-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach. The eight-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of […]



Striking study reveals how dietary fats enter the brain and cause depression

May 20th, 2019 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

A new study demonstrates how fatty acids can enter the brain and disrupt signaling pathways that lead to depression An intriguing new study, led by scientists from the University of Glasgow, suggests there is a direct causative link between eating a high-fat diet and the development of depression. The new research demonstrates how certain dietary […]



The importance of foresight : Why intuition and imagination will be critical in the future of work

April 16th, 2019 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

In his book Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman refers to the parts of our brain, where he suggests there are two competing intelligence at play. He specifies one area affiliated to “system 1” which is known to be an area relying on speed in decision making and on emotion in information perceiving. System 1 […]



Can we stop AI outsmarting humanity?

April 11th, 2019 at 11:57 am » Comments Off

The spectre of superintelligent machines doing us harm is not just science fiction, technologists say – so how can we ensure AI remains ‘friendly’ to its makers? It began three and a half billion years ago in a pool of muck, when a molecule made a copy of itself and so became the ultimate ancestor […]



Should we gamify citizenship?