1. Write down three things you're grateful for every day. Taking the time to thoughtfully consider what you're thankful for reminds you that you already have many of the things you want -- and that's celebrating.
The measure Bialystok's group used, called the “Simon” task, involves asking participants to respond on their left or right, depending on the color of a box that appears on a screen. Researchers typically
One of 10 award-winning science visualizations from the 2015 Vizzies Last spring, London neuroscientist-turned-cartoonist Matteo Farinella published Neurocomic, a graphic novel about a man who falls
On writers, glass, Pliny the Elder, and the way families pass on their stories. Since I started writing, I have sought forebears who might have had literary aspirations. Were there writers in the family?
We feel that we are in control when our brains figure out puzzles or read words, says Tom Stafford, but a new experiment shows just how much work is going on underneath the surface of our conscious minds.
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. In his sublime definition of love, playwright
Stream the new track from the forthcoming 'Hypnophobia' LP, due via new label home Polyvinyl. It's hard to hear Jacco Gardner and not think of the crossroads of rock and psychedelia, when the Beatles a
Tobias Frere-Jones explains why every typeface designer needs to be a bit of a magician. Take a CLOSE LOOK at this sentence. The capital letters look like they’re the same height, and the the lower case
In 1985, after seventeen New York publishers had rejected City of Glass, the lead novella in The New York Trilogy, it was published by Sun and Moon Press in San Francisco. The other two novellas, Ghosts
The little instrument has gone from being an exotic new trend to the embodiment of kitsch since it arrived on Hawaii 125 years ago, but is currently enjoying a revival. With its chunk-a-chunk sound, whispery
“Sponsored” by my husband: Why it’s a problem that writers never talk about where their money comes from |
Example two. A reading in a different city, featuring a 30-ish woman whose debut novel had just appeared on the front page of the New York Times Book Review. I didn’t love the book (a coming-of-age story
In major museums around the world, some truly great works of art are hidden away from public view. What are they – and why can’t we see them? Kimberly Bradley finds out. The numbers don’t lie. At New Museum
I remember that a friend of mine in California sent me a heads-up on the 17th of December saying that the USA and Cuba were about to free some of their prisoners in a gesture of better times to come. as
It is now conventional wisdom that the brain is the seat of the mind; it is alone through the brain's workings that we think and feel and know. But what is a brain, anyway? My thoughts turned to this reading
The massacre at the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which killed 12 people last week, was allegedly Al-Qaeda’s response to cartoons the newspaper had published. The tragedy is only
Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu and Wes Anderson's quirky hits lead with nine nominations apiece. But a risky screener gambit didn't pay off for Selma, which scored merely two nods of its own. Announced early
January presents one of life’s greatest conundrums. Fueled by resolutions and the promise of a shiny new year, we’re supposed to be spending this month sipping kale smoothies, hitting the gym, and generally
The psychology of the perfect daily routine, how to criticize with kindness, the creative purpose of boredom, Kafka on what books do for the soul, and more. After the annual reading list of the year’s