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Staring at Twitter does not count.
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A new, complicated study on lifestyle and longevity.
Sometimes Not Working Is Work, Too
Why the super-motivated need to force themselves to rest.
6 Tips from the World’s Best Athletes to Improve Work Performance
There is no “one simple trick,” but there
a handful of principles that, if cultivated over time, can help you get better.
Be Better at Life by Thinking of Yourself Less
The motivational power of self-transcendence.
Ditching All My Running Gadgets Made Me a Better Runner
A case against the quantified self.
To Get Better at Time Management, Borrow a Training Strategy From Elite Athletes
It’s like high-intensity interval training for the workday.
Become More Resilient by Learning to Take Joy Seriously
Talking to Adam Grant about his new book,
, which he wrote with Sheryl Sandberg after her husband’s death.
Zen and the Art of Quality
Remembering Robert Pirsig’s classics after the author’s death this week.
The Best Way to Follow Your Dreams Is Keeping Your Day Job
How practical people pursue their passion.
The Original Natural Remedy for Burnout: Nature
A new book argues that spending time outside can serve as a welcome reprieve from the constant stimuli of modern life.
Your Job Can’t Be the Only Meaningful Thing in Your Life
Employment has long provided an outsized source of meaning for those living in the Western world. But it doesn’t have to.
The Enduring Wisdom of a 1972 Book About Tennis
Why some sporting legends credit it with helping them stay cool under pressure.
To Navigate a Challenge, Pretend You’re Giving Advice to a Friend
When we take ourselves out of the picture, we often gain a more holistic view.
The Curse of Being Too Passionate
Do you control your drive, or does your drive control you?
You Can Be Happy and Lonely at the Same Time
Why online friendships can’t replace in-person connection.
how people change
To Reach Your Goals, Imagine You Already Tried and Failed
A realist’s guide to New Year’s resolutions.
Life Lessons From the Guy Who Just Ran the Appalachian Trail Faster Than Anyone
“So much of success comes down to what is happening inside your head.”
This Is One of the Only Performance-Enhancing Supplements That Actually Works
The very real effects of totally fake interventions.
What Separates Champions From ‘Almost Champions’?
New research helps explain why some people keep going when others quit.
‘Muscle Confusion’ Is Mostly a Myth
In fitness — as in life — patience is a virtue.
Big Goals Can Backfire. Olympians Show Us What to Focus on Instead.
It’s about the process, not the results.
How Exercise Makes You More Resilient to Mental Fatigue
The willpower developed through exercise may be transferrable.
How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym
The biggest benefit might be that it teaches people to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.