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Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, REST, and the four-hour day

One of the central arguments I make in my book REST is that when they have a lot of control over their time, highly accomplished people tend to

By |2021-09-26T12:06:26-07:00September 26th, 2021|Arts and Culture, Creativity, REST, Time, Writers|Comments Off on Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, REST, and the four-hour day

Designing days to boost creativity: Getting work, chronotypes, and organizations in sync

Anja Svetina Nabergoj, a design thinking and creativity researcher based in Slovenia, writes about how a better understanding your chronotype and help you design better work routines: If

By |2021-07-31T10:49:57-07:00August 2nd, 2021|Advice, Attention / Distraction, Business and work, Creativity|Comments Off on Designing days to boost creativity: Getting work, chronotypes, and organizations in sync

New study suggests “an association between creativity and physical activity in everyday life”

In my book Rest, I talked at length about the surprising research suggesting the virtues of physical activity for creatives. There’s lots of biographical data (or anecdotes) that

By |2021-02-10T13:11:39-08:00February 10th, 2021|Creativity, Exercise, Science|Comments Off on New study suggests “an association between creativity and physical activity in everyday life”

“The idea here is not that we should start to off random senior scientists to make room for the new blood”. (Or is it?)

Stata Center, MIT Inside Higher Ed reports on a new study by MIT professor Pierre Azoulay on the impact of the deaths of star scientists on their fields.

By |2019-09-03T09:47:50-07:00September 3rd, 2019|Creativity, Science|Comments Off on “The idea here is not that we should start to off random senior scientists to make room for the new blood”. (Or is it?)

Making to-do lists before bed can help you fall asleep (and solve problems)

The British Psychological Society’s Research Digest reports on a new study that finds that making lists before bed can “help you fall asleep more quickly.” Before they tried

By |2021-11-20T23:30:42-08:00January 21st, 2018|Creativity, Science, Sleep|Comments Off on Making to-do lists before bed can help you fall asleep (and solve problems)
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