Henry Willmott

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Why America Has a Mass Incarceration Problem, and Why Germany and the Netherlands Don't

Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. Marcel Proust breakfasted on opium and croissants. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) – but six key rules emerge Oliver Burkeman looks at the daily routines of history's most creative minds in Guardian Weekend: http://gu.com/p/3j6qb/fb Illustration: Jean Julien for the Guardian

This column will change your life: stop rating your whole self

Swearing, according to various psychologists, boosts endorphins, promotes social bonding and makes people more persuasive. Which is why I make no apology for following last week's column on the phenomenon of "bullshit jobs" with a reference to an ebook that's been riding high on Amazon. It's The …

20 Things Nobody Told You While Growing Up

Amanda Bradbury<p>Read full profile<p>There are so many things I wish I had known while growing up. No one ever tells you the hard truths of life. Maybe …

Self-improvement

Bacteria from slim people could help treat obesity, study finds. Experiments show microbes from thin or fat people's intestines can cause mice to lose or gain weight: http://gu.com/p/3th5j/tw

Technology Quarterly | The Economist

I know what you’ll do next summer<p>The relationship between information and crime has changed<p>Walls have eyes<p>Police have many new ways of monitoring …

7 Secrets of Highly Happy Children

When it comes to kids, people just don't think about happiness enough these days. They think about success. They think in comparisons. They think about milestones, graduations and shiny trophies. (The ones they earned, of course. Because, you know, not everyone deserves a trophy these days).<p>They …

Scientists have discovered that people sleep more fitfully on nights when there is a full Moon. How does the Moon affect sleep patterns? http://econ.st/13HevrN

How did Estonia become a leader in technology?

WHEN Estonia regained its independence in 1991, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, less than half its population had a telephone line and its …

Today's live Daily chart shows that crime has plummeted in the West, even amid the recession. The decline is due to proportionately fewer young men, better policing and new security technologies. The surprising fall makes the period of rising crime from the 50s to 80s look like an historical anomaly. View today's live chart on the fall in crime via http://econ.st/18CTLcp

The Forbidden Island

The following is an article from <i>Uncle John's 24-Karat Gold Bathroom Reader</i>.<p><i>Ever heard of North Sentinel Island? Probably not …even thought's one of</i> …

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Interview with NSA expert James Bamford

No one, it can be argued, knows more about the history of the National Security Agency than James Bamford. The investigative journalist, who served in the Navy and attended law school in his native Boston, has the distinction of having written the first book about the NSA: “The Puzzle Palace: A …

Discover 1950s Street Style Photos by Vivian Maier

Photo: ©Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection<p>Long before The Sartorialist and Bill Cunningham became icons, when "blog" was a foreign word and Marilyn Monroe ruled Hollywood, Vivian Maier pioneered street photography. If Maier's name is unfamiliar that's her own doing—as a nanny she honed a hidden passion …

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Our personalities, thought patterns and emotional responses are wired into our brains, says Richard Davidson, Ph.D., author of <i>The Emotional Life of Your Brain</i>, but you can change your brain. Here are several exercises that will help rewire the neural pathways to help you think more positively, …