Five important lessons I learned from ‘Raising Humans in a Digital World.’
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Five important lessons I learned from ‘Raising Humans in a Digital World.’
‘They’re sophisticated, clever – and they always deliver’: from the ports of Europe to the streets of London, one criminal network is now at the top of the UK’s £5bn trade.
There is a common narrative that our attention is a precious resource. But that narrative is incomplete.
An analysis of dental plaque illuminates the forgotten history of female scribes.
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.
There are way we express our love for one another beyond words, but all are a language of sorts.
It’s one thing to imagine the scale of the universe. It’s another to see it up close.
Independent cybersleuthing is a realistic career path, if you can live cheaply.
These experts say they can divine political preferences you can’t express from signals you don’t know you’re producing.
Knowledge fades quickly, but re-reading will keep it fresh. Here are five tips to get you started.
When two sociologists interviewed highly paid architects, TV producers, actors, and accountants, they encountered work cultures that favor the already affluent.
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.
“All you have is what you are, and what you give.”
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.
There’s a certain novelty, after decades at a legacy media company, in playing for the team that’s winning big.
Chronic pain often has no physical cause. Psychotherapy can reduce the suffering.
Beekeepers are sounding the alarm about the latest developments in genetically modified pollinators.
When a widow and three children are found dead after a suspicious fire, an investigation ensues that uncovers one of the victims’ monstrous past.
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At age 24, buying a dog was irresponsible, and the best decision I've ever made.
Gentrification is geographically limited in cities, but a new study shows where it has become a crisis, particularly for low-income black households.
With more than two decades behind it, the Quebec program that spawned an affordable child care model has some lessons for the rest of the world.
You already carry a reusable grocery bag, straw, and water bottle. Are you ready to take your fight against plastic to the next level?
A year in the life of Stephen Willeford, who disrupted the mass murder in his small town’s First Baptist Church and became known as the ultimate good guy with a gun.
In a fascinating look at language, a Professor George Lakoff lays out how political parties can sway supporters with tiny tweaks in word choice.
Why don’t the two holidays always coincide? It is, to some degree, the moon’s fault.
They’re really just jeggings rebranded.
America is finally embracing an ingredient that much of the world has relied on for millennia.
The common yet vague advice is often misguided.
Keep these tips on hand the next time you’re interviewing for a new job or angling for a raise.
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?
I was arrested at an anti-war protest, jumped bail and went on the run. That’s when my story really began.
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.
From myths to literature to giant squid, here’s how some of our favorite eerie creatures and legends got their start.
A year after Hurricane Harvey brought Houston to its knees, the city is still wrestling with how to prepare for the next disaster. There’s no shortage of good ideas, but in Houston, that’s never been the problem.
“Nothing is ever over / life breathes life in its turn / Sometimes the people listen / Sometimes the people learn”
In recent years, surging numbers of infants have gotten minor surgeries for “tongue tie,” to help with breastfeeding or prevent potential health issues. But research suggests many of those procedures could be unnecessary.
A couple hours of studying isn’t nearly as impactful as eight hours of memorizing.
Many families are discovering that a 20-year term for a life insurance policy isn’t enough.
Work-life balance makes us set our sights too low, according to this sociologist.
It all comes down to the way we used to study drinking.
What makes men happy?
We’ll put you on the right path to maximize your benefits.
Smart Design’s Davin Stowell shares the origin story of the OXO Swivel, one of the great icons of 20th-century industrial design.
While new theories and experiments emerge all the time, nothing new seems to be coming from them.
I always thought my mother's spiritual seeking was silly. So I almost couldn't believe it when a wacky new age community helped me cope with her death.
She was responsible for the most popular cookbook of the 19th century—as well as the first-ever recipe for chocolate cake.
Richard Magarey has facial hair, pigtails, a closetful of schoolgirl outfits and an endless supply of energy. In Tokyo, he became the world’s unlikeliest death metal superstar.
Sometimes a place for people to come together is what’s needed most.
In a sweeping study of 2 million pieces of financial data and 100,000 design actions over five years, McKinsey found design-led companies had 32% more revenue and 56% higher total returns to shareholders compared with other companies.
Balancing work and life is no easy task. Maybe it’s time to tilt the scale.
You simply have more chance of career success if you have more skills.
Urban leaders need to kick the incentive habit and take a more inclusive approach to growing local economies.
Our time on this planet is limited. Most of us realize that sooner or later. And yet, we keep on squandering our time and running around in circles. Why is it that we waste so much of our time? Most people think that we, humans, don’t understand the value of time.
For both your day-to-day tasks and long-term projects, set those standards a little higher.
Make the social network less soul-crushing.
Stop trying to balance work and life, and don’t give things up. There are other ways to be successful.
Make sure you gather financial documents that you’ll need if you must evacuate in the event of a natural disaster or your home is damaged.
How plastic is the brain?
Employees don’t like them. Research proves they’re ineffective. Why is it taking so long for us to get rid of them?
Dictators and assassins are using banned nerve agents again.
Detroiters were refusing city-sponsored “free trees.” A researcher found out the problem: She was the first person to ask them if they wanted them.
A father reflects on an experience that is becoming more common.
“Solitude is not chosen, any more than destiny is chosen. Solitude comes to us if we have within us the magic stone that attracts destiny.”
Drawing shouldn’t be about performance, but about process. It is a way of taking in the world.
A growing number of self-proclaimed experts promise they can teach anyone how to make a passive income selling cheap Chinese goods in the Internet's largest store. Not everyone’s getting rich quick.
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.
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.
Stop judging yourself, it’s only adding fuel to the fire.
The English banned the kilt hoping to do away with a symbol of rebellion. Instead they created a symbol of Scottish identity.
How well do you recognize and understand your emotions? What about the emotions of those around you?
Culture fit isn’t just a fluffy goal. Having friends at work is important for your productivity and happiness.
Growing inequality in the United States shows that the game is rigged.
A science-fiction look at the next two decades of food developments, from robot farmers to 3D-printed meals to government monitoring of your daily calorie intake.
For years, one book dictated how and what people could eat.
Did technology disrupt the drug game, too?
You can do more for your health. And it’s not that hard.
One simple decision—and one simple word—will never let you down.
“If you are now wondering where to look for consolation, where to seek a new and better God… he does not come to us from books, he lives within us…”
This mismatch creates a child-care crisis between 3 and 5 p.m. that has parents scrambling for options.
Thinking is a tool that can be overused. But by recognizing this, you can start focusing on what is really worth your thoughts.
The high cost of childcare in America is driving women out of the workforce and contributing to childhood poverty. Can America catch up to the developed world?
Hazel Scott was a piano prodigy who wowed the worlds of music, TV and film. But when she stood up for her rights, the establishment took her down.
“I walk because, somehow, it’s like reading. You’re privy to these lives and conversations that have nothing to do with yours...”
If Ryan Levinson fell in the water, there would be no easy way for him to swim to safety. But he decided to live on a sailboat anyway.
There’s a scientific reason no one outside the South can nail them.
The death of a woman hit by a self-driving car highlights an unfolding technological crisis, as code piled on code creates ‘a universe no one fully understands.’
We trust people to be who they say they are—because we have to in a functional society.
As the capture and conviction of Mexico’s notorious drug lord has shown, taking down the boss doesn’t mean taking down the organization.
I learned a lot, but not all of it stuck.
What do we mean when we say that the “soul of the city” is under threat? Often, it’s really about politics, nostalgia, and the fear of community change.
Notes from a month-long hydration quest.
“There are times when dreams sustain us more than facts. To read a book and surrender to a story is to keep our very humanity alive.”
Against all odds, 28 percent of Scottish people still use it.
Why luxury goods don't impress, but repel.
The Mars company has sponsored hundreds of scientific studies to show cocoa is good for you.
Their vast civilization created a unique skew of the fine line between language and community.
How an intense, unclassifiable relationship shaped the history of modern thought.
Separate areas with sofas, vanities, and even writing tables used to put the “rest” in women’s restrooms. Why were these spaces built, and why did they vanish?
But you should probably be more worried about not getting enough.
The explosive growth of their AI voice assistants has Google, Apple, and Amazon racing to put your entire smartphone in an earpiece.
What Socrates, Plato, and Confucius understood about time.
Can you carry on exercising when your motivation slips, the weather gets worse or your schedule becomes overwhelming? Experts and Guardian readers give their best advice.