Phone call anxiety: why so many of us have it, and how to get over it
I DO NOT like to talk on the phone. I get so stressed when I have to call I have trouble dialing right. When my phone rings, I jump and I feel the panic rising (although now its usually junk calls). I know and see people talking on the phone for hours and don’t understand it. When I stop at a light on the way home and watch the cars going by and more than half are on their phones – I wonder, “Who the hell are they talking to?”
Brain fog: how trauma, uncertainty and isolation have affected our minds and memory
After a year of lockdown, many of us are finding it hard to think clearly, or remember what happened when. Neuroscientists and behavioural experts explain why
Oh, and I thought I was just getting old.
Our Brain Typically Overlooks This Brilliant Problem-Solving Strategy
People often limit their creativity by continually adding new features to a design rather than removing existing ones
The Stoic Antidote to Frustration: Marcus Aurelius on How to Keep Your Mental Composure and Emotional Equanimity When People Let You Down
The art of tempering your fury with an infuriating existential truth.
I tried making a ‘to-don’t list’ instead of a to-do list. Here’s what I learned
For the last two weeks, I’ve been using “to-don’t” list, which sounds like an inverse to a to-do list, but is a bit more exacting. In essence, the list is a curated collection of activities that can derail your energy and motivation. They’re often alluring but end up creating a distracting spiral, sapping you of your most productive hours.
Office Reopening Anxiety
“I Do Not Trust People in the Same Way and I Don’t Think I Ever Will Again”
Workers are really, really not ready for offices to reopen.
The rice of the sea: how a tiny grain could change the way humanity eats
Ángel León made his name serving innovative seafood. But then he discovered something in the seagrass that could transform our understanding of the sea itself – as a vast garden
Anxiety Is in Your Body, Not Your Mind
Why you might want to stop talking about your anxiety and try this instead