45 Life Lessons Written by a “90-Year-Old” Woman That’ll Put Everything Into Perspective

45 Life Lessons Written by a “90-Year-Old” Woman That’ll Put Everything Into Perspective:
Regina Brett knows a thing or two about handling life’s many curveballs. The author wrote down 50 life lessons the night before her 45th birthday after being diagnosed with breast cancer and turned them into a bestselling book, God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons For Life’s Little Detours. In the decade si …

Science says it’s better to be adaptable—here are 5 ways to make it happen

Science says it’s better to be adaptable—here are 5 ways to make it happen:
In what became his groundbreaking work, On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin introduced the foundations of his theory of evolution, as he sought to explain how some species survived while others dwindled toward extinction. His theory eloquently demonstrated that the best predictor of survival was not a species’ intelligence, nor its physical strength but its ability to adapt to changes in its immediate surroundings.

Why You Feel So Damn Tired While Working from Home

Why You Feel So Damn Tired While Working from Home:
I’ve always been able to sleep like a baby. Even now, during this unprecedented global pandemic, I am grateful to say that I can easily sleep eight hours, uninterrupted. Which makes my recent daytime drowsiness all the more baffling. Lately, once 2 p.m. hits, the strong urge to take a nap creeps in (and I don’t nap, ever) and by 8 p.m. I’m barely able to keep my eyes open. (Though of course, I typically resist the call of nature and scroll through the entire internet instead, until I’m too

What FDR, Churchill, and Shackleton can teach us about leadership during the coronavirus crisis

What FDR, Churchill, and Shackleton can teach us about leadership during the coronavirus crisis:
As a historian at the Harvard Business School, I study courageous leaders, especially men and women working in crisis situations. When I began this work, almost 20 years ago, I never imagined living through turbulence of this magnitude. I could not foresee that we would all be swept up in such a high-stakes moment, characterized by great uncertainty and collective fear.

6 Places Where You Can Find Free Online Courses

6 Places Where You Can Find Free Online Courses:
If you’ve always wanted to go back to college but never got a chance, take advantage of the present situation and embrace self-paced learning. Now’s a great time to learn new skills—or improve existing ones. Sure, you might not be able to attend a physical class, but guess what: you can learn without leaving your couch or even spending any money. How? By enrolling in a free online course. Whether you’re looking to boost your employability or learn something new just for fun, below are six great

I Started Meditating for the First Time in Quarantine—And Now I’ll Never Go Back

I Started Meditating for the First Time in Quarantine—And Now I’ll Never Go Back:
I think it’s safe to say that we’re all feeling a little stressed out right now—or a lot stressed out. There are so many lingering questions about the novel coronavirus and our future. As someone who is already a bona fide germaphobe, COVID-19 has heightened my fear of germs and caused a lot of unwelcome anxiety. Getting acclimated to working from home has also introduced a whole slew of issues for some, but as a freelance writer, I’m used to spending work hours with my laptop on my couch.

Experts Explain Why There’s No Single Workout That’s Most Effective For Relieving Stress

Experts Explain Why There’s No Single Workout That’s Most Effective For Relieving Stress:
Feeling frazzled? Overwhelmed? Panicked? Drowning in anxiety? Trust me, you’re not alone.We know that exercise can relieve stress and support mental health, but is there a particular kind of exercise that’s best? It depends on who you ask — and the way your body and brain work. If you were to ask …

Opinion: Seven essential steps for thriving in our new world of social distance

Opinion: Seven essential steps for thriving in our new world of social distance:
Jamie Metzl writes that while most of us have already taken big steps away from physical proximity as the core of our human intimacy, the social distancing required during the coronavirus outbreak will force us to take a quantum leap toward the virtualization of our lives. This will test our deep human need for intimate, physical connectivity with others, but there are ways that this need can be at least partly met.