Kasia Beszterda

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What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation

Where the internet lives: the artist who snooped on Google’s data farm

Welcome to the end of the information superhighway – a ‘data farm’ in the midwest. When Google refused to let artist John Gerrard photograph it, he hired a chopper and decided to beat them at their own game<p>Well, they started it. Google Street View allows people to crawl virtually along your street …

The Counterintuitive Key to Work-Life Balance

Adding this plan to your daily routine actually helps you get more done<p>When you're struggling with endless to-do lists at the office <i>and</i> at home, you might consider flaking on the gym in order to make time for it all. But new research shows that working out <i>more</i> is the secret to improving your …

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule–How To Really Improve At Any Skill

The popular 10,000-Hour Rule claims that it takes 10,000 hours of working at a skill to become an expert. But research suggests that to become awesome at a skill, it’s not about quantity of time spent, it’s about quality.<p>If you’ve spent any time wondering at what makes people successful, you’ve …

What was the folk music scene really like in the Sixties?

A new book remembers the best of Britain's Sixties folk clubs and troubadours. It was a world of smoky entertainment, social freedom and suspected communism<p>Ewan MacColl used to eat his home-made sandwiches on stage. “I put a stop to that,” recalls MacColl’s wife, Peggy Seeger. “Some of the audience …