- Dec 10 201615 minutes
In Defense Of Facts
A new history of the essay gets the genre all wrong, and in the process endorses a misleading idea of knowledge.
- Nov 28 20161 minute
Hold Yourself Accountable—You’ll Be Happier
PEOPLE TEND TO EXTERNALIZE WHEN THEY encounter problems—to look beyond themselves and find fault with others when things go wrong. Society’s mantra is “There’s plenty of blame to go around!” You can hear it echo in the reactions to the election. But
- Sep 26 20161 minute
Why We Should Watch Our Internal Clocks
IN OUR RELENTLESS QUEST TO LIVE healthier, happier, more productive lives, we often overlook a powerful tool within us: our internal sense of timing. The human body is genetically designed to coordinate the “when” of almost all aspects of life—sleep,
- Nov 1 20162 minutes
You’re Already Good. Here’s How to Step It Up
Fortune reviews three major releases this season that promise to help you elevate your thinking, motivation, and creativity in work and in life.
- May 1 20162 minutes
How to Handle Personal Conflicts Professionally
Whether it's a betrayal, a personal dislike or a choice between public or private acknowledgement, personal conflicts can arise at work. Find out the right way to navigate these situations.
- Jan 1 20172 minutes
10 Entrepreneurs Share Fail-Safe Strategies For More Effective Meetings
We asked readers: How do you make the most of everyone's least favorite work routine? Here's what they had to say.1. Plan ahead. Set the agenda one week ahead of time. Allow employees to comment on it prior to the meeting so they have time to really
- Jan 4 20176 minutes
How Design Thinking Became A Buzzword At School
The trendy concept is in high demand among educators, but its specifics are vague.
- Dec 1 20161 minute
The Facebook Founder In His Own Words
Zuckerberg often muses on management. Here, a selection of quotes from public Q&As posted on Facebook.
- Jan 4 20176 minutes
Earth's Oceans Are Steadily Warming
Another study argues there was no sea-surface slowdown in warming.
- Oct 24 20162 minutes
The Literacy of Long-Form Thinking
A man from ancient Rome said it was better to know nothing about a subject than to half-know it. I’m worried that this Republic of ours is set on proving his wisdom all over again. Only, we aren’t even bothering to know 50% of what’s going on. Seems
- Nov 27 20161 minute
Bumbling Is Good For The Brain
JIHAN THOMPSON NEURONAL CONNECTIONS ARE created in the brain when you attempt something new. Plenty of research indicates this, including a 2010 study in The Journal of Neuroscience that found that even after just two sessions of practicing a new ta
- Nov 7 20161 minute
The Danger of Having Too Many Experts
IN OUR GLOBALIZED, TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN world, we have convinced ourselves that the route to excellence and progress lies in specialization. Consider entrepreneur Peter Thiel’s recent argument that workers should make a lifelong commitment to a single c
- Jan 7 20177 minutes
The Atlantic Ocean And An Actual Debate In Climate Science
Scientists have recently begun to re-examine a scary question: Will a crucial ocean current shut down?
- Dec 14 20162 minutes
Find Cosmic-Blast Shields, Find The Aliens
Astronomers say they could detect signs of advanced civilizations by searching for their defense mechanisms.
- Jun 1 20162 minutes
How Real Brilliance Is Measured
Rather than looking at typical benchmarks, we focus on the ideas, almost all fueled by passion and implemented by strong leaders.
- Nov 1 20142 minutes
The Idea vs. Execution Debate: Why Ideas Are Everything
Leonardo da Vinci never stopped exploring and challenging conventional wisdom. And neither should you.
- Jul 4 201613 minutes
Life, the Remix
A new technique that lets scientists edit DNA with ease is transforming science—and raising difficult questions
- Apr 1 20132 minutes
How to Cut Through the Clutter and Make the Best Decisions
Making clear-headed decisions is the ability to see beyond your entrenched biases and move your business forward. Here's how to do it.
- Feb 1 20161 minute
The Artist Otherwise Known as an Entrepreneur
'Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.' – Pablo Picasso
- Sep 1 20151 minute
How One Incubator Is Using Behavioral Science to Encourage the Products Customers Really Want
Based out of Duke University, the Startup Lab wants companies to consider customer behavior in the design and the features of their products.
- Oct 31 20162 minutes
Why Fitness Trackers Aren’t Making Us Healthier
ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO, WHEN THE first generation of wearable fitness trackers became popular, they were heralded as the dawn of a revolution. Health experts and businesspeople alike said that giving people access to real-time calorie-burning and step-
- May 1 20132 minutes
How to Keep Employees Engaged
The key to developing employees with oomph is communication.
- Sep 19 20161 minute
We Shouldn’t Dismiss People Who Deny Facts
IT’S EASY TO DISMISS PEOPLE WHO believe things that are factually incorrect—that vaccines cause autism, for example, or that climate change isn’t real. But if we really want to change how they think, we need to take an honest look at what’s driving t
- Oct 17 20161 minute
Time Travels in Two Directions
LILY ROTHMAN SOME BOOKS OUGHT TO COME WITH A warning—not for the reader but for those nearby, who are bound to be interrupted with passages read aloud. Mind-blowing ideas demand to be shared. Such a warning ought to come with both James Gleick’s Ti
- Aug 1 20152 minutes
'The Lean Startup' Author Shares His Latest Advice
Eric Ries turns to Kickstarter to launch his latest book.
- May 1 20162 minutes
This Tutor Used a Blend of Teaching Styles to Reach Kids Worldwide
Even brilliant kids need the right lessons -- and teaching methods. That's what fuels this tutoring franchise.
- Sep 26 20162 minutes
How Outlook and Social Ties Affect the Way You Age
LIFE WAS EASIER WHEN IT wasn’t so long: learn when you’re young, work while you’re able, then resign yourself to a slow period of repose—and decline. But in the past century, scientific advancements have added decades to the average human life span,
- Oct 10 20161 minute
Why We’re Addicted to Email—and How to Fix It
IN TODAY’S DIGITAL WORLD, WE’RE OFTEN expected to be on email at all times. Recent studies show that office workers spend almost a third of their workday reading and responding to messages. This constant connectivity can be harmful: scientists have e
- Aug 1 20152 minutes
Don't Just Build a Business -- Build a Business With Soul
You need more than brains to create and sustain a business that has a lasting impact.
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Focus on Staying Sharp
THE MONEY LINK: You’ve done a great job planning for retirement, so the last thing you want is to slip up and squander your savings once you get there. A new study by Texas Tech professors Michael Finke and Sandra Huston and the University of Michiga