Simon Townsend

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Could Simple Things Like Stretching, Smiling, And Sitting Up Actually Make You Work Better?

Yes, says science.<p>If you’re reading this while slumped over your smartphone or hunched in front of your laptop, chances are that you’ll be less assertive with the next task you have to tackle.<p>Why? Because, as a growing body of research is finding, the way you hold your body shapes the way your mood …

The end of economics as we know it? Don’t bet on it

According to billionaire George Soros, co-founder of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, proving the bankruptcy of traditional economic theory …

Capitalism needs rethinking but what are the options?

Peter Bakker, president of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, recently observed: "I am a capitalist … The mistake currently lies …

Looking To Lose Weight? Don’t Shop When You’re Hungry

Aner Tal and Brian Wansink, researchers at Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab, conducted two experiments. In the first, 68 participants were told not to …

Nutrition

What Do I Stand For? The Postmodern Predicament - Part 2

Last week, I published the first in a three-part dialogue between myself and the Danish psychotherapist Ole Vadum Dahl. In the article, Ole and I are …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

This Company’s Hourly Exercise Breaks Make It More Fit, Sure, But Also More Successful

Overit Media’s employees can tell the time by whether they’re doing leg lifts or tricep dips. And they’re convinced their workout program is good for the company’s bottom line.<p>About a year ago, Jen Graybeal, the managing director at Overit Media, received an email from her friend who was getting …

Whose Land Is Israel/Palestine Anyway? This Bleakly Funny Cartoon Has Some Thoughts

From the time the titles roll, it’s clear that animator Nina Paley (who directed the feature <i>Sita Sings The Blues</i>) is having a laugh with this …

Handy