Robert Uden

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Best of Art of Manliness 2014 | The Art of Manliness

Merry Christmas! The crew at the Art of Manliness will be taking the coming week off to spend time with family and reboot before the new year. So we …

How Scientists Are Learning to Write

"That's jargon-ish. Even some people in the sciences don't have an intuitive understanding of what that means."<p>The students tried not to look sheepish as their professor projected the article on the whiteboard, waiting for their work to be devoured by their classmates. It was the second class for …

Productivity Advice I Learned From People Smarter Than Me

<i>Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of</i> <i>The Obstacle Is The Way</i><i>, the founder of</i> <i>Brass Check Marketing</i> <i>and gives</i> <i>monthly book recommendations</i> <i>to 30,000 people here.</i><p>Like all people, I’d like to think I am a productive person. If I am, however, it’s because I’ve been ruthlessly efficient at one thing: …

Tim Minchin's Storm, a magnificent rant about woo and the miracle of reality (the book)

Before Storm was an instant classic animation, it was a poem that Minchin used to perform onstage. It was at one of his shows that Tracy King and DC …

Review: Belkin WeMo LED Lighting Starter Kit

If you had asked me two years ago if I thought lightbulbs with Wi-Fi connectivity would ever be a thing, I would have smirked and politely replied …

Where Did Soul-Sucking Office-Speak Come From?

How did we get to the point where people are constantly spouting nonsense about "deliverables," "drill-down," "catch-up," "moving forward," and "quick wins"?<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>I work in a gray concrete office block in North London. On the first floor of that office block are …

Where Did Soul-Sucking Office-Speak First Come from?

Examining the evolution of words like "upskill", "deliverables" and "streamlining".<p>I work in a grey concrete office block in North London. On the first floor of that office block are the gents' toilets, where three urinals stand shoulder-to-shoulder all day long, swallowing litres of caffeinated …

Language

Ebola and the Epidemics of the Past

Just a few generations ago, progress against infectious disease convinced Americans that modern medicine had won the battle against microbes. Why is the public so skeptical today?<p>In the winter of 1947, an American tourist arrived in New York City on a bus from Mexico, feeling feverish and stiff. He …

Disease

25 most shocking global poverty facts

<i>This is our 2014 list of shocking poverty facts. For the 2015 list, click here.</i><p>Halloween, schmalloween. The most shocking things in life aren’t …

Cost of gathering data on new development goals could be crippling

Have we met the millennium development goals? Which targets are closest? Honestly, we don’t really know the answers yet<p>For the past decade and a half, the world has made a few smart promises with the millennium development goals (MDGs): to halve the proportion of people who suffer from hunger and …

Dr. James Fallon Makes Being a Psychopath Look Like Fun

"In a sense, we need psychopathy. We don’t need full-blown psychopath dangerous fuckers, but having a prevalence of psychopathic traits is associated with leadership. It’s in presidents, and prime ministers, and in people who take risks."<p>"Roc, you got me on a good day," Dr. James Fallon announced. …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley18 hours …

60 Productive Websites to Spend Time on When You’re Bored (Remember: Time is Money)

The Internet is a vast and growing digital place where millions of people from around the globe have a unique opportunity to connect with one …