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The Amazing History Of The To-Do List–And How To Make One That Actually Works

Put down that pen and paper and read this first. Bonus: the real to-do lists of Ben Franklin and Johnny Cash.<p>When I was a kid, I read a book called <i>The Listmaker</i>. It’s about a young girl who uses lists to organize and make sense of her life. At the time I didn’t read any more into it besides the …

Time Management

Lowdown Is An iOS App To Help Busy People Prepare For Meetings

Apparently, preparing for meetings <i>properly</i> — the who, what and where — is a pain-point for some. This is especially true for sales people who have to hold a lot of meetings and where preparation can make the difference when trying to push a prospect over the line. That’s the problem Lowdown is …

The Lady in Number 6, nominated for the Best Documentary Short Oscar, reviewed.

When Malcolm Clarke’s <i>The Lady in Number 6</i> wins the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject on Sunday night, as it almost certainly will, there will …

The (Super) Supercapacitor

Graphene, a two-dimensional crystalline allotrope of carbon (stick with us), has numerous applications in everything from medical devices to the …

The truth about technology’s greatest myth

Many optimists believe that technology can transform society, whether it’s the internet or the latest phone. But as Tom Chatfield argues in his final column for BBC Future, the truth about our relationship with technology is far more interesting.<p>Lecturing in late 1968, the American sociologist …

How we can tell an accident from purposeful actions

Human adults are good at reading the minds of others to distinguish accidental from intentional behaviour. So are babies and animals, as Jason Goldman reveals.<p>Say I poured hot coffee all over you. After you got over the initial shock, and perhaps the second-degree burns, you would probably be …

Treating Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Insomnia, and PTSD with Antipsychotics - Consumer Reports

Background<p>The use of antipsychotic drugs to treat conditions not approved by the Food and Drug Administration has increased significantly in the last …

Tablets news, reviews, photos and video - Pocket-lint

24 April 2018<p>Apple's iOS 11 software was a major update when it arrived last Autumn. It was more geared towards the iPad than any previous release of …

Materialism: a system that eats us from the inside out

That they are crass, brash and trashy goes without saying. But there is something in the pictures posted on Rich Kids of Instagram (and highlighted by the Guardian last week) that inspires more than the usual revulsion towards crude displays of opulence. There is a shadow in these photos – photos …

Paul Krugman: Finally, Obama’s talking like a progressive!

<b>Paul Krugman (AP/Lai Seng Sin)</b><p>Conventional wisdom is that the Obama presidency is all but over. The economist and liberal pundit disagrees<p>Alex Halperin<p>December 6, 2013 1:52pm (UTC)<p>Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is in full on cheerleader mode in his column …

Margaret Thatcher Reviewed by John Gray

Around the time she came to power, one of Margaret Thatcher’s close aides described her to me as “the reality principle in skirts.” It is an image …