The way we think about work is broken

The way we think about work is broken

What makes work satisfying? Apart from a paycheck, there are intangible values that, Barry Schwartz suggests, our current way of thinking about work simply ignores. It’s time to stop thinking of workers as cogs on a wheel. AUTHOR: BARRY SCHWARTZ This video was...
[VIDEO] Why our screen makes us less happy

[VIDEO] Why our screen makes us less happy

What are our screens and devices doing to us? Psychologist Adam Alter studies how much time screens steal from us and how they’re getting away with it. He shares why all those hours you spend staring at your smartphone, tablet or computer might be making you...
How to cope with ongoing uncertainty

How to cope with ongoing uncertainty

“There is nothing certain but the uncertain.” Over the past year there have been plenty of painful reminders that we have no control over what happens in the world. And there doesn’t seem to be any clarity waiting in the wings. So does this mean we have to get used to...
[Video] Got a meeting? Take a walk

[Video] Got a meeting? Take a walk

Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a “walking meeting” — and let ideas flow while you walk and talk.     SPEAKER: NILOFER...
[Video] Embrace the near win

[Video] Embrace the near win

At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of...