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February 2015

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Work-life balance in Finland: Americans are on a different planet

My wife and I welcomed our second child into the world exactly two weeks ago. If I was still teaching in the U.S., I’d be back in the classroom by …

Six productivity apps you’ll never want to be without

Optimize your inbox<p>Boomerang<p>I love using Boomerang even more than I love <i>saying</i> “Boomerang.” This plugin has changed my entire e-mail behavior. It’s a genius tool that adds a “send later” button to your messages, allowing you to schedule your e-mails to go out at a chosen time in the future. It also …

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Mountain biking California wine country

MY FIRST MORNING IN CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY, I woke up in the back of my truck to raindrops hitting my face. Apparently the racks on the roof of my …

Does Your Mind Wander? Here’s Why That Can Be Your Greatest Asset

Wandering minds are associated with creativity. Popular wisdom tells you to live in the moment.<p><i>Huh?</i><p>So is it better to be unfocused or focused?<p>Let’s …

Mindfulness

To Mush or Not to Mush: Dogsledding in Québec

Many new to the world of dogsledding opt for a leisurely ride in a sled while a musher leads them across the snowy landscape with some help from a team of tireless canines.<p>However, as I learned on a four-day crash course with Aventuraid in Girardville, Quebec, dogsledding is a much more challenging …

Top 10 Happiest Cities

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Story of man and dagger found in UK field is finally told – 4,200 years on

Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA<p>A view of the bronze dagger found with the skeleton known as Racton Man.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/12/15/1418656825019/a45c214d-d432-4d16-9bd6-eb9e64a5b2a2-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA<p>A view of the bronze dagger found …

The French Court’s Royal Ban on Smiles

During the days of Louis XIV, smiling—in real life and in portraiture—was considered gauche, not least because dental care was lacking. Then one …

50 British phrases that Americans just don’t understand

<b>1. “How’s your father,” “Rumpy pumpy,” “Good rogering”</b><br>Meaning: To have sex, sexual relations, get “your groove on.”<p><b>2. “Going to play some …

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What to try in Canada if you’re in your 20s

Do it now, while you’re still okay with occasionally having to sleep in your back seat or taking a piss in the bushes. Plus you’ll get to see some …

Music Review: Foxygen finds plenty of beauty in excess with double album

When is musical excess—or more specifically a carefree recording style—a beautiful thing, and when is it purely over-indulgence? With today’s …

Kindness: Otherness review – scholarly but sensual experimental soul

As you might expect from a man who launched his musical career while studying at the Philadelphia Institute for Advanced Study and who followed his 2012 debut album with a documentary on the Washington DC go-go scene, Kindness’s Adam Bainbridge has a somewhat scholarly take on soul music. However, …