“5 stages of grief” is a myth — and knowing that helps us better cope with loss
The “monomyth” model of grieving offers closure and recovery, but in most traditional cultures the dead never leave the living.
Why death matters
Reframing life in terms of death reveals some of the biggest philosophical problems with how we think about living systems.
Neuroscience shows that speed reading is bullshit
Speed reading programs claim to teach students how to read more quickly without reducing comprehension. Research shows that they don’t work.
3 times our brightest minds made bad predictions
Series| Wrong
We’re all gonna starve!
Series| Coded
How an exiled cryptographer is protecting journalists in his native Ethiopia
Using fashion to fool facial recognition
Politics on social media is a good thing
The evolution of a dissident: How Ladar Levison became someone who said "no" to the FBI
This week in ideas: Good things that happened in 2016
Leslie Dewan on learning from failure
What we need right now is a little bit of Hans Rosling