Michael Kovnat

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Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Train Your Brain To Focus. It'll Make You a Better Leader

Here's how to hone your ability to devote more of your brain power to what's most important to your company.<p>You've probably seen the famous experiment that Harvard University psychologists Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons conducted in 1999. They filmed two teams of students--one in white …

Time Management

9 Questions to Ask Yourself for Better Sleep

Am I Tossing and Turning?<p>Insomnia is the most commonly encountered sleep disorder and occurs more as we get older. Women are more likely to report …

Ten Easy Ways to Transform a Light Bulb Into a Beautiful Lamp

Most of us don’t have a plain light on an open fixture or lamp in our homes, but if you do—or have a lamp you’d like to dress up, this video from The …

10 New Rules For Brainstorming Without Alienating Introverts

Try this revolving-door policy for your next brainstorm, by letting introverts come and go when they please.<p>The brainstorm is beloved by some and dreaded by many. We live in a world that offers choice for everything from styles of coffee to TV shows to TVs themselves. But when it comes to …

Personality

A Mindful Approach to Time Management

“How we spend our hours is how we spend our lives.”<p><b>Laura Vanderkam</b> is the bestselling author of multiple books on productivity and time management, …

Professor Smith Goes to Washington

In response to the new president’s stances on a range of issues, more scientists are preparing to run for political office.<p><i>Updated on June 4, 2018</i><p>For American science, the next four years look to be challenging. The newly inaugurated President Trump, and many of his Cabinet picks, have repeatedly …

Five Rules for Reaching Out to an Old Job Reference

You’re on the job hunt and you need to get your professional references together. And that means reaching out to a certain former boss who would be …

The Most Epic Long Hiking Trails In the U.S.

If you’re looking for some true outdoor adventure, these long, scenic trails cover anywhere from 100 to nearly 7,000 miles.<p>The folks at Backpacker …

Hiking

Selling Not-Quite-Right Gifts is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Select the "Condition" of your item.<p>In your title, use descriptive keywords like brand, size, style, and color.<p>Take and upload photos that show your item from a variety of angles. Here are some great tips for taking photos that sell.<p>If you are using the eBay app, you can also add photos from your …

Unf*ck Your Habitat Got Me to Finally Start Cleaning My House

My office is a mess. So are many areas of my house, to be honest. I don’t like cleaning, so I tend not to bother with cleaning books. Even if they …

Why Do We Get Fat? Sugar, Says Science Writer Gary Taubes

“You’ve got sugar always at the scene of the crime.”<p><b>David Ludwig</b>, MD, PhD., is a practicing endocrinologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, professor …

Lessons on Success and Entrepreneurship as Parents

“We have this fear that if we let our cracks show people will disappear on us, people won’t respect us, people won’t appreciate us.”<p><b>Tiffany Dufu</b> is …

Embrace the Uncool: Brené Brown on Overcoming Shame

“There’s nothing really that great about being cool. Cool is, by definition, self-protection.”<p><b>Scott Barry Kaufman</b> is the scientific director of the …

Self-improvement

Media Hacking and Tech Revolutions in the Age of Trump | Heleo

“The disconnect, if we go back to the kids on the net today, is that the mainstream media, the book publishers, those curators aren’t of the …

Mainstream Media

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Holding the T

My life in squash.<p>When you carry a squash racquet in New York City, people admire you. They point you out on the subway and crouch beside their children to whisper, “He plays tennis!”<p>The game has a recognition problem, apparently. To be fair, though, it also has an image problem. Squash has long …

Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, and How to Make a Living Doing What You Love

<b>Werner Herzog</b> is celebrated as one of the most influential and innovative filmmakers of our time, but his ascent to acclaim was far from a straight trajectory from privilege to power. Abandoned by his father at an early age, Herzog survived a WWII bombing that demolished the house next door to his …

Alan Lightman on Our Yearning for Immortality and Why We Long for Permanence in a Universe of Constant Change

<i>“We suffer from a hallucination, from a false and distorted sensation of our own existence as living organisms,”</i> Alan Watts wrote in contemplating how our ego keeps us separate from the universe. <i>“It is almost banal to say so,”</i> Henry Miller observed, <i>“yet it needs to be stressed continually: all is</i> …

TIME for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / November 20, 2013<p>When the innovative publisher Henry Luce launched TIME Magazine 90 years ago, his big idea was that TIME would …

Allumette Review: Miles Thompson's Echo Park Restaurant Is Outrageously Ambitious

Info<p>Allumette is born of the Vagrancy Project, a pop-up Thompson launched in February 2012. After hearing good things, Allston Yacht Club owners …