May 26, 2017

Our attempts to relax are seriously stressing us out

In the digital era, a lot of us feel busier than our parents and grandparents ever were. But analyses of the way we actually use our time suggest that we’re…
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June 12, 2015

Email is the TV of work

It can feel good to flop in front of the TV at the end of a busy day. With a simple click you are transported and entertained. You can switch…
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June 1, 2015

Creating moments with your children

How often do you say ‘Just a minute’ to your children?  My wife and I found ourselves saying it a lot, as we prioritized our terribly important busyness over our…
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April 6, 2011

Why did you stop skipping?

I was walking down the street recently with my 7 year old son, for no apparent reason he started skipping. I think he might have been humming too. I was…
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March 30, 2011


Homo erectus made the same type of hand axe for 1 million years. Not very inventive. Tools in those days changed slower than skeletons. Matt Ridely, in his brilliant TED…
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