Richard Eaton

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10 habits that will dramatically improve your life

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes,</i> a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares …

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me

I wish someone had told me when I first began my journey into a life of my own that where I needed to begin was sitting on the floor, with my eyes closed. I wish someone had told me that my first step, the first step anyone must take is inward.<p>I wish someone had told me when I felt I had nothing to …

Meditation

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

Spirituality

My eureka moment: the simple trick that helped me become a better skier

A dazzling, empty piste, its pristine corduroy shimmering in the sun, rolls ahead of me. As I rev up, I let Bruce Springsteen rip with "Born to Run" in my mind. My first turn is slick and precise, as I slice through the snow. I am a master of the universe. The intermediate plateau is in a galaxy …

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Simone Weil on Temptation, the Key to Discipline, and How to Be a Complete Human Being

“Never react to an evil in such a way as to augment it.”<p><i>“The nature of moral judgments depends on our capacity for paying attention,”</i> Susan Sontag wrote in contemplating our moral responsibility as human beings. This relationship between morality and attention was a primary concern for French …

Work and Pleasure: Theodor Adorno on the Psychology of “Gadgeteering” and How the Cult of Efficiency Limits Our Happiness

“One is forced to have fun in order to be well adjusted or at least appear so to others because only well-adjusted people are accepted as normal and are likely to be successful.”<p>Few thinkers have advanced our understanding of the machinery we call popular culture more than the great German …

Theodor W. Adorno

Jack Kerouac on How to Meditate

An intoxicating homage to the ancient practice that milks the brain’s “good glad fluid.”<p>Centuries after Montaigne contemplated the double meaning of meditation and decades before Western science confirmed what Eastern philosophy has known for millennia — that meditation is our greatest gateway to …

The Great French Artist Eugène Delacroix on Self-Doubt, Idea-Ambivalence, and the Cure for Procrastination

“I must never put off for a better day something that I could enjoy doing now.”<p><i>“The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today,”</i> Seneca wrote in contemplating the shortness of life and the art of living with immediacy. Our propensity for procrastination is …

Why We Fall in Love: The Paradoxical Psychology of Romance and Why Frustration Is Necessary for Satisfaction

“All love stories are frustration stories… To fall in love is to be reminded of a frustration that you didn’t know you had.”<p>Adrienne Rich, in contemplating how love refines our truths, wrote: “An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word ‘love’ — …

Science of Us: Productivity, Mental Health, & Relationships - The Cut

• LOG IN<br>• REGISTER<p>Social Account<p>Facebook<p>or<p>Sign up with a social account:<p>Facebook<p>Don’t worry. We will <i>never</i> post to your social media account without your …

Mental Health

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

What Mathematics Reveals About the Secret of Lasting Relationships and the Myth of Compromise

Why 37% is the magic number, what alien civilizations have to do with your soul mate, and how to master the “negativity threshold” ideal for Happily Ever After.<p>In his sublime definition of love, playwright Tom Stoppard painted the grand achievement of our emotional lives as “knowledge of each …

Mathematics

The American Scholar: Emerson’s Superb Speech on the Life of the Mind, the Art of Creative Reading, and the Building Blocks of Genius

“Character is higher than intellect. Thinking is the function. Living is the functionary… A great soul will be strong to live, as well as strong to think.”<p>On August 31, 1837, <b>Ralph Waldo Emerson</b> delivered one of the most extraordinary speeches of all time — a sweeping meditation on the life of the …

Literature

How Should We Live: History’s Forgotten Wisdom on Love, Time, Family, Empathy, and Other Aspects of the Art of Living

<i>“He who cannot draw on three thousand years is living from hand to mouth,”</i> Goethe famously proclaimed. Thomas Hobbes extolled <i>“the principal and proper work of history being to instruct, and enable men by the knowledge of actions past to bear themselves prudently in the present and providently in</i> …

How to Change Minds: Blaise Pascal on the Art of Persuasion

“People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of others.”<p>If it weren’t for the “backfire effect” — the strange psychological phenomenon behind our propensity for self-righteousness — changing people’s minds …

How to Merge Money and Meaning: An Animated Field Guide to Finding Fulfilling Work in the Modern World

The six psychological pillars of a satisfying life.<p><i>“To not have entirely wasted one’s life seems to be a worthy accomplishment, if only for myself,”</i> wrote Charles Bukowski in his magnificent letter of gratitude to the man who helped him quit a soul-sucking day job to become a full-time writer. But …

Why Cloudy Days Help Us Think More Clearly

Just as melancholy, that raincloud of the mind, expands our capacity for creativity, so does actual gloomy weather — clouds, it turns out, offer something possibly more tangible, certainly more pragmatic, than “contemplation [that] benefits the soul”; their proverbial silver lining is more than …

The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein’s Advice to His Son

Here comes a fine addition to history’s greatest letters of fatherly advice from none other than <b>Albert Einstein</b> (March 14, 1879–April 18 1955) — brilliant physicist, proponent of peace, debater of science and spirituality, champion of kindness — who was no stranger to dispensing epistolary …

The World We Live In: An Extraordinary Reality-Check

The chilling human story behind an almost-statistic.<p><i>“You’ve got to tell the world how to treat you,”</i> James Baldwin told Margaret Mead in their magnificently prescient 1970 conversation on race. <i>“If the world tells you how you are going to be treated, you are in trouble.”</i> And yet the most pernicious …

Einstein’s God: Science, Free Will, and the Human Spirit

Seven decades after a little girl asked Einstein whether scientists pray, Peabody Award-winning journalist <b>Krista Tippett</b> began interviewing some of the world’s most remarkable scientists, philosophers, and theologians about the relationship between science and spirituality in her superb public …

David Whyte on How to Break the Tyranny of Work/Life Balance

“We are each a river with a particular abiding character, but we show radically different aspects of our self according to the territory through which we travel.”<p>The equilibrium between productivity and presence is one of the hardest things to master in life, and one of the most important. We, both …

Work-life Balance

How the Difference Between Your Experiencing Self and Your Remembering Self Shapes Your Happiness

Legendary Israeli-American psychologist <b>Daniel Kahneman</b> is one of the most influential thinkers of our time. A Nobel laureate and founding father of modern behavioral economics, his work has shaped how we think about human error, risk, judgement, decision-making, happiness, and more. For the past …