Zach Hartle

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The Golden Clock: How One Simple Time Hack Could Increase Your Happiness at Work

If you want to strengthen your culture and ramp up productivity, this could be be the thing that makes it all tick.<p>If you listen to politicians, especially those aspiring to live in the big, white home on Pennsylvania Avenue, you might think your happiness is directly tied to their victory in the …

If happiness is a U-curve, are your 40s rock bottom?

I don't feel old. Not the way I see my parents getting old. But I'm not a young person, either. (I wince at being someone who uses the words "young person.") I'm on the cusp of 40, part of a generation stuck between the ever-shifting focus on millennials and baby boomers. Hands up if you're with …

These beautiful graphics show what a week of phone addiction looks like

Two designers recently spent a year exchanging infographics drawn on postcards that chart things happening in their lives, as published in the book, "Dear Data." Among the most striking were their drawings of phone addiction.<p>Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec marked down every time they touched …

Data Visualization

Harvard study singles out a game-changing economic opportunity

If there’s one issue that politicians could take on that would have overnight economic impact, it’s corporate tax reform.<p>A new Harvard Business …

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

Linguistics

A psychologist reveals the biggest predictor of happiness — and it's not money

When psychologist Arthur Aron was a graduate student in the 1960s, he was looking around for something to study for his dissertation. But he didn't want just any topic. He wanted to find one "that people thought couldn't be studied scientifically and then prove that it could be," he said.<p>And then …

Happiness