Category: Topics to Fuel your Mind

 

There’s No Such Thing as a Dangerous Neighborhood

Related eBooks Most serious urban violence is concentrated among less than 1 percent of a city’s population. So why are we still criminalizing whole areas? An abandoned building in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1982, George L. Kelling and James Q. Wilson told a story about a window, a story thatRead More …

How Your Insecurity Is Bought and Sold

How Freud’s nephew shaped today’s advertising industry. In the 1920s, women didn’t smoke. Or if they did, they were severely judged for it. It was taboo. Like graduating from college or getting elected to Congress, people believed women should leave the smoking to men. Honey, you might hurt yourself. OrRead More …

CDC narrows investigation of mysterious vaping-related lung disease to 380 cases

CDC narrows investigation of mysterious vaping-related lung disease to 380 cases Key Points The CDC is investigating 380 “probable” and “confirmed” cases of a vaping-associated lung disease. At least six people have died from the illness, which doctors say resembles lipoid pneumonia. Lawmakers are pressing for tighter regulations amid theRead More …

Four Secrets of People Who Finish Their Workweeks on Thursday

Polishing off the bulk of your work before Friday all comes down to your work habits from Monday to Thursday. We all often face the same problem: The workweek drags by at a glacial pace, while the weekend speeds past us before we even realize what’s happening. Mathematically, of course,Read More …

When Influencers Switch Platforms—and Bare It All

In 2016, when he was 22 years old, Clément Castelli was cast in Les Marseillais, “the most famous TV show” in France, he tells me. The reality dating series drops a group of attractive young people in various cities, where they participate in an opulent pleasure riot once advertised asRead More …

Stay Confident During Your Job Search by Focusing on the Process, Not the Outcome

Searching for a job is quite stressful. But there are several things you can do to keep your distress in check. Not long ago, I had the chance to speak to a networking group for job seekers over the age of 40. Many of the people in attendance had workedRead More …

The Truth About Trump’s Love-Hate Relationship With Big Tech

The Truth About Trump’s Love-Hate Relationship With Big Tech Trump has used the White House as a backdrop for bashing social media companies. I used to work at the old, ink-stained New York Times, and we would sometimes go out drinking after putting the print paper to bed. There wouldRead More …

To Master Your Work, You Must Work to Master Your Mind

Lessons on mental mastery from The Inner Game of Tennis The Inner Game of Tennis has got to be one of the strangest books on personal growth I’ve ever encountered. Ostensibly written as a guide to improving your tennis game, it’s really a manual on mental mastery and high-achievement. TheRead More …

5 Signs You Are Wasting Your Life

Life is precious and we only get one shot at it. Nevertheless, a lot of people spend their life merely passing the time rather than making the most of the short time they have left. Young people are especially guilty of this — we are in the springtime of our lives. IfRead More …

21 Phrases You Use Without Realizing You’re Quoting Shakespeare

Throughout nearly 40 plays, Shakespeare wrote quite a few lines that have since become more easily remembered than forgotten. William Shakespeare devised new words and countless plot tropes that still appear in everyday life. Famous quotes from his plays are easily recognizable; phrases like “To be or not to be,”Read More …

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