Let’s do something fun and pick apart a common experience: writer’s block. Whether you’re a writer or not, you probably know the struggle of trying to think of what comes next. It could be as grand as an artist stopping halfway through a masterpiece. Or as simple as having ten chores to get through and
In my new book Mind Habits, I describe 13 simple habits that make you smarter, healthier, more focused, more creative, happier and a dozen other benefits. These habits form the foundation of a better life. That’s an easy claim to make, since they boost your brain and what doesn’t rely on that squishy lump of
In Doctor Who, the cybermen want to “upgrade” humans into emotionless machines free from pain, sadness, fear and hatred. I take the opposite approach. The classic Doctor Who villains – the cybermen – are obsessed with upgrading themselves and everyone else. They are human brains in robot bodies, complete with emotional inhibitors and no sense
Recently, I launched my new eBook on mind habits – 13 simple exercises that enhance your brainpower. Some of these you’ll have heard of before. Some of them, I don’t hear people talk about much. Here’s why getting your hands on this list makes sense:
There’s often a lag between what science knows and what society knows. A famous (and tragic) example is when people started toying with germ theory. Early experiments proved that the simple act of washing your hands after autopsies helped doctors keep their patients alive. Even after rock-solid data proving that, it took a generation or
Australia Day is complicated. It’s a day to celebrate everything from warm weather to freedom and prosperity. Or you see the chance to have a race riot on the beach. Then again, Invasion Day might mark the day when strangers displaced your people… and worse. It’s a celebration mixed with shame. It’s multiculturalism and xenophobia.
The government seems almost like a force of nature. Always fickle but always there. And then – suddenly – it’s not. Parts of the unstoppable machinery grind to a halt. The government lets you down. These can be scary moments. When your livelihood depends on the government, it’s a shock to remember that you can’t
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