Wondering what the world is going to be like post-COVID? Fareed Zakaria has two words for you: Buckle up. One thing that the pandemic has made clear is that as much as we are globally connected, each country is very much on its own. No one nation can shape the trajectory of the planet. Today, […]
5 Steps to Conquer Any Fear
You can conquer any fear in just five steps. Think of it as a workout: you must keep pushing yourself harder and harder by introducing obstacles and overcoming them. One day you will reach your goal. Step 1: Identify one or two stressors related to the fear that you can introduce into your life. You should feel […]
Happiness Isn’t a Goal. It’s a Process.
Great thinkers have wondered about the meaning of life for thousands of years. What if someone has finally figured it out? According to social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, the “happiness hypothesis” requires us to think of contentment as a journey, not a destination. Process is important. As you work towards a goal, you enjoy the feeling […]
A New Threat Against Kids
Nadine Burke Harris, a pediatrician, was running a free clinic in a poor neighborhood in San Francisco when she made a horrible discovery. It had already been widely documented that poor communities have suboptimal health outcomes. But Harris’s realization went a step farther: she realized there was a harrowing connection between childhood trauma and medical […]
Is Aging a Disease?
The biology of aging is one of the most exciting frontiers in science. But since aging is not widely considered a disease, medical research funds are rarely dedicated to aging-related projects. Longevity specialist Dr. David Sinclair sees things differently. In his opinion, aging is a disease that will eventually be treatable. What can we do […]
The Two Sides of Kamala Harris
As the highest-ranking woman in the history of the United States, Kamala Harris set a number of impressive records when she became vice president. Harris has made a point of avoiding what’s known as identity politics, an approach that is frequently favored by the left wing of her party. While Harris is deeply proud of […]
Why You Don’t Need a Job
Poor and middle-class people work hard to make money. But wealthy people are different. They let money do all the work through the magic of investing. The idea that becoming rich depends on having a well-paying job is just a myth. Actually, the way into the upper class involves breaking free from employment altogether. You […]
Why the Pandemic Didn’t Change Anything
COVID-19 didn’t really change anything, according to Scott Galloway. It just accelerated existing trends. Tech companies like Amazon and Netflix that dominated their industries pre-pandemic are even more popular (and profitable) now. As you may have heard, Jeff Bezos increased his fortune by more than $35 billion in a single month. That’s all well and […]
Want to Be More Productive? Try This Trick.
Your brain is always active. But different brain regions are activated when you work and when you rest. Resting activates a brain system known as “default mode network,” which is critical to your health, productivity, and development. After resting, your creative energy is at its peak. You can then work optimally for shorter periods, rather than […]
Say What You Think
The quest for truth should always be regarded as more important than the natural desire to be right. But according to Gad Saad, a friend and colleague of Jordan Peterson, that’s not always the case for people these days—especially at Western universities. The West is in trouble because it has lost its commitment to reason. […]