We are living through an epidemic of sleeplessness, but the medical establishment has largely ignored the problem. Can a radical new therapy help you get some sleep? We live in a golden age of sleeplessness.
A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information. Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is
There have been speeches, chants and protest anthems, both soulful and scathing — but as the masses have rallied and marched against President Trump’s policies over the past two weeks, it is the signs
Most of the focus has been on Snap Inc.'s numbers: 158 million daily average users; $404.5 million (£324 million) in revenues, and $522 million (£418 million) in net losses. But Snap's S-1 filing also
A USDA report reveals a lot about how the American diet is shifting. A 2017 report from the US Department of Agriculture tracks how food consumption patterns in the US have changed over the past 40 years
At a recent reception at WAMU, a couple dozen of the Washington public radio sta tion’s most active community supporters gathered to meet the man succeeding a legend. Many were fans of Diane Rehm yet to
Humiliated by the 1990s, Russia’s strongman is determined to win Cold War 2.0. He may be succeeding. Twenty years before Vladimir Putin began his ingenious campaign to influence the U.S. presidential his
‘Donald Trump never laughs,” Al Franken said. This was the senator’s first observation to me on a recent afternoon. It was exactly three weeks from the day the punch line became the president-elect. And
A researcher reflects on conversations with nearly 50 convicted executives about why they did what they did. Two leading executive headhunters once wrote a book called Lessons From the Top: The Search
But there are indeed differences between people that can be tested. One of the most common, preferred ways psychologists use to measure personality is what's called the "Big Five": extroversion, agreeableness,
The weeks leading up to the holidays are full of distractions, so we found bosses that successfully keep everyone both happy and productive. The month of December, perhaps more than any other time of year,
A lawsuit by NFL linebacker Patrick Willis put Eren Niazi in the news, but his history of scams goes back much further. You've probably never heard of Eren Niazi, but you've certainly heard of his friends.
Inside a stunned White House, the President considers his legacy and America’s future. The morning after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Barack Obama summoned staff members to
I end up there all the time. So I wondered: what's the best way for me to convince me to be more productive? What's the best way to use the science of persuasion … on myself? I knew the answer was a bit
Published on December 7, 2016 The boys in the YouTube videos always land their bottles perfectly upright. Max Cole has spent hours studying their routine, and now, his own viewers are waiting: Empty half
Some businesspeople are working half of the week in far-off countries or catching 3 a.m. trains just so that they don’t have to uproot their lives at home. A few years back, David Neeleman, the founder
Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to
(CNN) — I'll admit, I was one of those kids who loved school (no eyeroll please!) but still, I remember the butterflies-in-the-belly feeling as summer wound down and that first day of class loomed ahead.
How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human. In Paul Murray's novel Skippy Dies, there’s a point where the main character,
Brand-new Late Show host Stephen Colbert comes clean: He loves women. Can't get enough of 'em. Thinks they should be in charge of everything. Hear him out. First off, it's an honor to be writing for Glamour,
Darren Wilson was not indicted for shooting Michael Brown. Many people question whether justice was done. Darren Wilson, the former police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an eighteen-year-old
These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon
I watch as my middle child, now 5 years old and quickly closing in on 6, climbs to the top of the tetherball pole at our neighborhood playground for the first time and tags the top with his hand, a wide,