This Month


Three Years of Misery Inside Google, the Happiest Company in Tech

Sexual harassment. Hate speech. Employee walkouts. The Silicon Valley giant is trapped in a war against itself. And there’s no end in sight.
08/13 12610

Why Aren’t We Talking About LinkedIn?

As Facebook and Twitter face scrutiny, the site for job seekers remains a controversy-free zone. Is the office the future of social media?
08/08 7318

A Framework for Moderation

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On Sunday night, when Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince announced in a blog post that the company was terminating service for 8chan, the response was nearly universal: Finally.

It was hard to disagree: it was on 8chan — which was created after complaints that the extremely lightly-moderated....
08/07 4622

SpaceIL’s Crashed Spacecraft Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon

The Beresheet lunar lander carried thousands of books, DNA samples, and a few thousand water bears to the moon. But did any of it survive the crash?
08/05 4266

A Decades-Old Computer Science Puzzle Was Solved in Two Pages

With a stunningly simple proof, a researcher has finally cracked the sensitivity conjecture, "one of the most frustrating and embarrassing open problems."
08/04 3837

Last Month


Why You Should Stop Trying to Be Happy at Work

Find meaning in your job instead.
07/26 11161

To Be Happier at Work, Invest More in Your Relationships

Both inside and outside the office.
07/30 8632

Think FaceApp Is Scary? Wait Till You Hear About Facebook

The idea that FaceApp is somehow exceptionally dangerous threatens to obscure the real point: All apps deserve this level of scrutiny.
07/17 8232

These 4 ‘harmless’ habits are sapping your brain power

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Neuroscientist Tara Swart argues that snacking and comparing yourself to someone else can lessen your cognitive functions.

If someone asks you how you spend your time when you’re not at work, do you know where most of your day goes? It still surprises me that most busy people have their workday....
07/05 7528

6 Causes of Burnout, and How to Avoid Them

Changing jobs isn’t always the answer.
07/05 7017

Best in 2019/06


It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser

Ad trackers are out of control. Use a browser that reins them in.
06/16 12363

Microsoft's Ebook Apocalypse Shows the Dark Side of DRM

Microsoft has closed its ebook store—and will soon make its customers' libraries disappear along with it.
06/30 8837

Cosmologists Clash Over the Beginning of the Universe

What happened before the Big Bang? And what happened before that? Stephen Hawking's answer—there was no beginning—is now the subject of intense debate.
06/16 4820

Tired of Google following you? It is now easier to clear location data


New functionality automatically deletes history of places users have visited

It is now slightly easier to opt out of Google’s panopticon, with the introduction of new controls from the search engine to automatically clear your data after a set period of time.

By default, Google saves a permanent....
06/27 4620

The Hidden Cost of GoFundMe Health Care

When patients turn to crowdfunding for medical costs, whoever has the most heartrending story wins, Nathan Heller writes.
06/24 4454

Best in 2019/05


A Study of More Than 250 Platforms Reveals Why Most Fail

It’s hard to succeed if you don’t earn users’ trust.
05/29 6109

The End of Mobile
05/29 4743

The Complete Guide to Deep Work

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Let’s get right to the point: bouncing between your inbox, pointless meetings, and group chat notifications is no way to get ahead in today’s information economy.

These are markers of busyness not productivity. They won’t help you to deepen your writing practice,....
05/02 4607

The Dark Forest Theory of the Internet

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Why the dark forests of the internet—podcasts, newsletters…
05/20 2589

Can “Indie” Social Media Save Us?

Cal Newport on the IndieWeb’s answer to social-media giants like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: decentralized platforms, including Mastodon and
05/18 2298