There is a time for everything

The time you spend away from your task still qualifies as work. That includes doing the dishes, running errands, and taking care of the kids—whatever responsibilities you think to impede your central occupation contribute to its success. British novelist Jon McGregor gives a good example of how he manages his writing despite making time for […]

Write a memoir to make sense of your life

“Why write? To write. To make something.” – Claude Simon Most people think of writing as a creative outlet. But it’s also an instrument for coping. According to recent studies, writing your own memoir has various psychological benefits. Whether for private eyes or for public viewing, writing extensively about traumatic events helps you break free from […]

Upgrade your human operating system

There is no doubt that the mind changes as it ages. You’ll be a different person in your 20s, 30s, and so on. For some, brain deterioration is genetic. While you can’t medicate mental problems away, you can upgrade your internal software by widening your perception and controlling your emotions to so-called triggers. The human brain […]

Goal setting 2018 where all believing is betting

Offbeat, except in normal life. Shaken, not in rage to be stirred. A contrarian, narrowed into a consensus view. Constant surprises, a search for settlement. Ludicrous ambition, tolerable mediocrity. Finally a new year, with more conviction this time. Writes Gary Lachlan in [easyazon_link identifier=”1782500022″ locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]The Caretakers of the Cosmos[/easyazon_link]: “Without goals, without some purposeful […]

Remember to frame that vacation photo

If you want to remember a vacation, you’re almost better off framing a picture rather than just posting it on your Instagram feed. According to recent research, owning a physical photo is more likely to encourage someone to share their experience with others. It turns out that digital images are terrible cues. “Back in the […]

A crisis in boredom

Remember what it was like to be bored before the internet spread its wings of distraction? The newbies won’t confess. With everything available to them at their thumbs, they’ll never know a world where people once stared at walls for nothing. Magazines at the dentist’s office will remain untouched, replaced by the rectangular glow of […]