We are temporal creatures. We live in a temporal environment—we’re always moving through time. Being awake to those forces can help us work smarter and live better.
ByMIT Technology Review
ByThe New York Times
Our tendency to prefer round numbers has been observed in stock prices, tips in restaurants, and how much gas we put in our cars. Why are we drawn to round numbers?
Seconds left on the clock and a decision to make: Do you kick a field and head to overtime or risk a two-point conversion for the immediate win?
Is our reluctance to have our decisions and actions replaced by automated systems warranted?
Seemingly overnight, the University of Pennsylvania health system went from prescribing 75 percent generic medications to 98 percent. What changed?
In the cascade of sexual-harassment allegations now coming to light, a central question has emerged: Why did so few speak up before?
Does praise actually raise children’s self-esteem and motivation? Research shows that it depends on how we phrase our praise.
Every time I sat down to read—or to do anything that required sustained attention—I found I could only focus on a task for a few minutes. It felt like my brain had changed—for the worse.
Sludge is particularly easy to apply—and likely to be effective—for people who are trying to use technology less.