As the focus on group work and collaboration increases, classrooms are neglecting the needs of students who work better in quiet settings. When Susan Cain published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a
A new study suggests that some people are neither "owls" nor "larks" Erwin Schrödinger, the Nobel-prize-winning Austrian physicist, was able to make major contributions to the fields of quantum mechanics,
Great-looking skin is easy—if you follow these simple steps to keeping it smooth and supple If you’ve ever weighed the merits of moisturizing your skin, wear a pair of leather shoes for a few months without
These five cities are among the most welcoming on Earth, thanks to hospitable locals who are quick to smile or help a stranger in need. A warm smile on the street, a happy “hello” in a public park or cheery
Over the last four years, Australia’s largest city has become an oasis of cyclers, with the number of bike-riding residents increasing more than 130% since 2010. Over the last four years, Sydney has become
A new Pew study confirms that online harassment is endemic. But human behavior—and the limits placed on it by both law and society—can change. A new survey on online harassment confirms what many people
This is what globalization looks like. The globalized world may not be flat, but it is round. And also frosted. And also, it must be said, delicious. In 2012, Dunkin' Donuts—that quintessentially American
My new book, Business Without The Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need To Know, is being published this week, so my posts are condensed excerpts from it. I've written about presentations many times,
Even when they're not ideal, streetcar projects can still benefit cities. Here are five ways how. American streetcar projects have gotten some tough love recently. Writers who advocate for walkable, transit-oriented
They've become boring. And that means they're finally getting interesting. Are you sick of reading about selfies? Are you tired of hearing about how those pictures you took of yourself on vacation last
A crisis of quality in literary criticism led Robert Silvers to found The New York Review of Books—and he believes the crisis continues today, online. By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss
They have, literally, one job. You’re using pencil, fast and furious, to scribble notes when you make a mistake. Maybe after all these years you’re still mixing up b’s and d’s. No matter, because on the
A fading ability to identify scents is a sign that life's end may be near. This week surgeons at the University of Chicago found that the strength of a person's ability to identify odors is an eerily predictor
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today's
I'm a firm believer in calling something what it is. In that vein, I readily identify myself as perma-single. Which is to say, I've not had anything near what I would term a serious relationship for years.
There are so just many reasons to love Sir Ian McKellen. There's his adorable bromance with Patrick Stewart, his noble activism in LGBT rights and various charities, and of course, his impressive and career
With all of the gun violence and drug-related deaths in this country and our TV habits, I am wondering if it is a case of art imitating life or life imitating art? Either way, this nation is in trouble.
When I rock a baby in my arms, the world just seems right. Will somebody bring me a rocking chair and a baby to borrow so the world rights itself again? Lately, the world seems like a pretty crazy place.