• May 23, 2017
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  • Why beautiful equations add up
    May 10, 2017 By Richard A. Friedman
    I’ve loved math since I was a kid because it felt like a big game. Still, it makes me wonder what it is about mathematical thinking that is so aesthetically appealing?
  • Let the children play
    Apr 19, 2017 By Merete Kropp
    Adult-initiated fun activities and child-initiated free play are both valuable and essential to healthy development
  • The AI revolution is going to hurt
    Apr 13, 2017 By Patricio O’Gorman
    Artificial intelligence and automation will destroy millions of jobs without creating nearly enough to replace them. Is a universal basic income the answer?
  • Originality has nothing to do with creativity
    Apr 05, 2017 By Amanda Castillo
    As breakthroughs from ancient Greece to the dawn of the motion-picture era show, creativity is all about making new connections
  • Erasing yourself from the internet
    Mar 01, 2017 By Abby Ohlheiser
    Removing your digital footprints is nearly impossible but here’s how you can try
  • With perfect timing, a new film highlights how employee monitoring is taking over people’s lives
  • How immigrant experience shapes me
    Feb 09, 2017 By Smita Malhotra
    I hope that the country which made our journey possible continues to do the same for all people
  • Stop judging yourself
    Feb 01, 2017 By Mark Rice-Oxley
    The despair from comparing ourselves with others is the original fake news. We need to develop a new relationship with our thoughts
  • The real problem with hypocrisy
    Jan 25, 2017 By Jillian Jordan, Roseanna Sommers and David Rand
    People are irked by those who use moral condemnation not as a tool for reproaching others but as a way to boost their own reputation
  • How robots will save the economy
    Jan 18, 2017 By Ruchir Sharma
    When countries around the world face a rapidly ageing workforce, machines will help to fill the gap
  • How to keep your resolutions
    Jan 11, 2017 By Oliver Burkeman
    From quitting sugar to writing that novel — how to achieve your goal this year
  • Nice talking with me
    Jan 04, 2017 By Charles Fernyhough
    Self-talk — the silent and the vocal — is not idle chatter and seems to bring a range of benefits to our thinking
  • How I cured my decision fatigue
    Dec 28, 2016 The Daily Telegraph
    On average we make 35,000 choices a day. Here’s a look at the ways that science suggests we can streamline our thinking
  • A doctor tries to diagnose why so many novelists, from Chekhov to Khaled Hosseini, have also been physicians
  • The homeless experience, virtually
    Dec 14, 2016 By Marlene Cimons
    A program is giving people a visceral sense of what it’s like to be without a place to live and sleep, in a bid to evoke more empathy
  • The kind of thinking cities need
    Dec 07, 2016 By Michael Kimmelman
    Progressive thought, reinforced by the undeniability of climate change, has overturned the ideas that prevailed in the 20th century