Why is it so hard to focus?

Doomscrolling is bad for your soul. Now researchers know that it’s also bad for your attention span. The constant availability of browser tabs, apps, and social media platforms triggers our minds to jump from one topic to another. How can we reclaim our valuable cognitive resources? How to Find Peace The constant influx of emails, […]

9 steps to financial freedom

What’s your magic number? The best financial goal is to reach a point where you have enough money to live a peaceful and joyful life, instead of perpetually working to earn more. Our latest Instaread breaks down financial freedom into a nine-step program to save money with the aim of retiring early. Step 1: Analyze the […]

What happens when you die?

You can discuss almost anything these days, at least on the internet. It’s ironic that one of the only topics that’s still considered taboo is one we will all face eventually: death and dying. In our latest Instaread, a hospice nurse talks about helping people in their final moments, offering an intimate perspective on loss […]

Healthcare for the homeless

Dr. Jim O’Connell could have had a prestigious fellowship in medicine. Instead, he chose to provide urgently needed health care to homeless people across the city of Boston. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tracy Kidder followed Dr. O’Connell for five years to chronicle his transformative work.  Senseless Death In Boston, unhoused people die at roughly 10 times […]

The truth about climate change

Climate change is real, theoretical physicist Steven E. Koonin concedes. But the public discussion around the topic is alarmist and divorced from real science. Why are we missing so much crucial context, and what can we do about it?  Too Much Drama At its core, news is a business, and today’s headlines are engineered to […]

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