This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments. Everyone
But it might also do us some good to stay mindful about why and how much we're knocking back. On Wednesday, I tried a class at M N D F L (meaning "Mindful"), a new meditation studio in New York City's
Deep learning is a topic that is making big waves at the moment. It is basically a branch of machine learning (another hot topic) that uses algorithms to e.g. recognize objects and understand human speech.
Let's just say its owners live life on the edge. When we saw an acrophobia-inducing proposal for a restaurant on the side of a cliff in Mexico last week, we didn't think it could be topped. But a family
It's often difficult to be a constant part of your children's lives after a divorce. Skyping can be hard, as the child has to sit in front of a computer for a length of time, and they may be busy and other
The Teardrop Island by Cherry Briggs is an entertaining, accessible book that will be of particular interest to readers largely unfamiliar with Sri Lanka. While living and working in the country as a Briggs
The floors of the New York and London Stock Exchanges now exist mostly for show. The real trading is done automatically by robots. About three-quarters of trades on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq
Undoubtedly the most interesting conversation I had at SXSW was with Dr Ted Berger, who is working on a brain implant to make life better for people who have problems with long-term memory – and the science
When making change for healthier habits, focusing on one small change at a time is a much more manageable approach than trying to make major overhauls. Here are some favorites from my book “52 Small Changes
If you're American, your teachers probably didn't teach you proper posture or how to put a condom on in the dark. Thanks to the teen melodrama boom of the early 90s, everyone knows what an American high
A lot of the things we do in everyday life don’t need to involve our conscious mind. In many cases, the more we use it, the less effective we become. If you don’t think the act of stacking and shuffling
Geniuses, we all know, are smart. But do they share any other qualities like quiet personalities, large social networks, or wild hair? It's a topic I've covered before when it comes to titans of the arts.
Dead Slow Ahead is not about zombies, but it is about slow-moving things. There are slow films that seem to position themselves as endurance tests to their audiences, but Dead Slow Ahead's pace has more
Forget bifocals. Try ever-changing liquid crystal. It happens to everyone—you get older and your near-sighted vision fades, an ailment known as presbyopia. Inevitably you end up tilting your head back
This article originally appeared on Completed Thoughts. I feel fortunate to be able to say that most of the time I feel happy and calm, and that is for many reasons. However, this was not always the case