Items tagged psychology

Does everyone want a loud quiet loud life? The tension between input and downtime
Why do art, literature and music matter less to me now that I'm middle aged?
Do we inevitably lose a sense of community when our community gets too large?
A cautionary tale of overwork and obsession - the dangers of wanting to be good at your job
One of the problems with our information age is that there's always something incoming, demanding our attention. Podcasts and RSS feeds are great, but sometimes they can feel like a bit of a chore, another thing for the to-do list. I’m the kind of person who wants to live in a state of inbox zero - I have a minor freakout when I see the number of unread messages some people have.
Why we needed the MiniDisc to help us get Spotify, and why Uber for dogs makes sense to us
For such a simple sport, people can really make running complicated. Fancy shoes, performance fabrics, nutrition supplements, and GPS watches all give us opportunities to spend money, while there’s a whole industry devoted to thinking up ever more inventive training regimes. In training for my first marathon, I've had some useful advice from more experienced runners. Ollie suggested protein recovery drinks, which seems to be really helping so far.
Why smoking, drinking, and eating sweets might actually be good for you
How the patterns and puzzles of Japanese drew me in to climb a language learning ladder