4 min read · 2020-06-15 · Effective remote work involves these five habits, which prevent feelings of burnout and isolation.
Use a “paper anchor,” a piece of paper, or a pad that sits to one side of your computer. “On it are three, five, or seven of the most critical tasks you want to focus on that day,” says Funt. “Using paper, which is intellectually uncomplicated and easy to interact with, will direct you forward more easily than the noisy chorus of tech-based checklists.
Instead, have a reductive mindset, where it becomes second nature to get rid of unnecessary things. “Developing a reductive mindset means you adopt a habit—a reflex, tendency, effortless first inclination—to . . . eliminate, or cut the unnecessary,” says Funt. “We must dismantle the additive instincts most companies and professionals have developed.”
5 min read · Apr 15th · Think of mindfulness meditation as a brain gym. It is literally training your brain to be in the present moment, by focusing on your anchor point, which, for most people, is their breath.
the most foundational skill of good mental health is the ability to still the mind, and be in the present moment.
Mindful living is actually engaging in one activity at a time, and bringing all your attention to that activity with your mind and five senses. This could be mindfully walking, eating, or speaking.
4 min read · Apr 10th · Cardea is a software system that streamlines and automates complex machine learning processes to yield insights into health care data. Developed by MIT researchers, the system has an open-source…
6 min read · Apr 1st · I’ve reported on behavior and mental health for 20 years. As I exit, I can’t help but wonder why researchers have placed so little emphasis on helping people in distress today.
There’s a reason that so many people use binge drinking, playing the lotto and runaway eating to support their mental health: because the effects are reliable. Because they don’t require a prescription. And because they’re available, right now.
5 min read · Apr 23rd · In Martin Scorsese’s new documentary series Pretend It’s a City, starring the author and raconteur Fran Lebowitz, there is an amusing shot of Lebowitz, a lifelong chain-smoker who detests sport (but…
~18 min read · Apr 28th · New research is intensifying the debate — with profound implications for the future of the planet.
The United Nations estimates that there were about 95,000 centenarians in 1990 and more than 450,000 in 2015. By 2100, there will be 25 million.
As the global population approaches eight billion, and science discovers increasingly promising ways to slow or reverse aging in the lab, the question of human longevity’s potential limits is more urgent than ever.