Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
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Real Ways to Predict the Future
Do you wish you could predict the future? Not in a street-corner psychic kind of way, but in a more personal, meaningful way — to know what’s coming, and to know what decisions you should make?
Why Tweets and Texts Are Good For Your Writing
Here’s a question that made me laugh: “Is Texting Killing the English Language?” That was the headline from a 2013 TIME story, which examined the fears that texting (and all its casual shorthand) is doing irreparable damage to us all.
This Episode Will Change Your Brain
People worry that technology changes our brains. It’s the reason why tech critics talk about dopamine, a chemical that they say turns us into social media addicts. But when I called actual brain scientists and asked them to fact-check the critics, I heard a very different story: Our brains are way more flexible than we think, they say.
The Not-Boring Truth About Boredom
The most dangerous thing about smartphones, according to critics, is that we’re never bored. Boredom is healthy, they say! But history and science may say otherwise.
Why Covid Nostalgia Is… Good?
In this episode, we take a deep dive into how our memories work — including why we remember good more than bad, why reminiscing about the past prepares us for the future, and how, in some way, we are all living a lie. (And that’s OK.)
You Are Not “Addicted” To Technology
Are smartphones and social media addictive? Tech critics say yes. But actual addiction researchers say something else — and they point to ways in which our broad use of the word “addiction” can cause real harm.
How to Live Like Ancient Royalty
What was once only available to kings and queens, but that you can do today? The answer: Shocking stuff you've never even thought of.
Everyone Is Wrong About Participation Trophies
You’ve heard the story: Young people got “participation trophies” as kids, and it taught them to be entitled, lazy workers. But here’s what you haven’t heard: Participation trophies are 100 years old, and for most of that time, they were considered a good thing.