How the Modern World Makes Us Mentally Ill

How the Modern World Makes Us Mentally Ill

The modern world is wonderful in many ways (dentistry is good, cars are reliable, we can so easily keep in touch from Mexico with our grandmother in Scotland) – but it’s also powerfully and tragically geared to causing a high background level of anxiety and widespread low-level depression. There are six particular features of modernity

How One Company Redefined Social Norms

How One Company Redefined Social Norms

I want you to imagine, for a moment, that the internet is a country. For all of history humans lived in a physical location, but now we inhabit a digital space. The country of Internet is a place you visit effortlessly. You discover news, learn new things, make commercial transactions, find friends and build communities.

The Problem With Our Phones

The Problem With Our Phones

The dark truth is that it’s become very hard to find anyone and certainly anything more interesting than a smartphone. we love our phones and would never want us to give them up, but it is also gently aware that these delightful gadgets bear a hidden cost. To say we are addicted to our phones

How We Chase Dopamine: Porn, Social Media, and Alcohol | Steven Kotler

How We Chase Dopamine: Porn, Social Media, and Alcohol | Steven Kotler

Peter Drucker famously said if I want to know what you believe I could ask you what you believe and maybe I’ll believe your answer. But show me your calendar and your bank statement and then I’ll really know what’s going on. And what we tried to calculate was the altered state economy. How much

How social media changes identity, personality, memory | Parker Posey

How social media changes identity, personality, memory | Parker Posey

I wanted to find a place for myself to cast myself in a book and me starring on paper and play with the persona of the movie star, which I think people are interested in and find entertaining. I always did. And I come from—my family, they’re performative people. But I think every memoir is

Content Consistency Strengthens Relationships: Private Practice Owner of the Month

Content Consistency Strengthens Relationships: Private Practice Owner of the Month

[inaudible],Hi there, private practice owners this is Lisa Wozniak with Woz Marketing with another episode of private practice owners of the month This month, we are featuring Heather Parady. Heather is the host of the Unconventional Leader. She interviews leaders from all over the world who have built great things from the ground up. And

The Noise in Your Head: Episode 2 – “Ditching Content, Welcoming Uncertainty”

The Noise in Your Head: Episode 2 – “Ditching Content, Welcoming Uncertainty”

I got here an hour early. Don’t know why. I’ve been pretending to read this book for the past 45 minutes. No clue what it’s about. I don’t know if it’s possible but I may have literally lost my mind. Oh no no – you can’t have that chair. Sorry, I’m meeting someone here. He

Check Email and Social Media Obsessively? It’s Basic Biology | Tim Wu

Check Email and Social Media Obsessively? It’s Basic Biology | Tim Wu

You know one of the most important chapters in establishing our present existence so to speak, our present media existence was the realization of the power of the check-in. That is that urge, maybe you’ve felt it, I’ve got to check my email or maybe I should see what’s going on in my Twitter stream