What Is a Leap Year?
Epipheo shows you how, based on astronomy, the Gregorian Calendar uses leap year to keep us in tune with the sun, the stars, the universe and our inner man... (yeah, j/k about that last bit...).
Shawn Anchor: The Happy Secret to Better Work
We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.
A Google Evangelists Guide to Finding the Purpose in Your Career
Access to information is a passion for many people who work at Google.
This Daily Ritual Will Can You Happier
Dan Harris, ABC Nightline News anchor and author of 10% Happier, reveals the daily ritual that changed his life, and is scientifically proven to increase happiness.
The Way We Think About Work is Broken
What makes work satisfying? Apart from a paycheck, there are intangible values that, Barry Schwartz suggests, our current way of thinking about work simply ignores. It's time to stop thinking of workers as cogs on a wheel.
How to Make Hard Choices
Here's a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up — or get married?! Where should I live? Big decisions like these can be agonizingly difficult. But that's because we think about them the wrong way, says philosopher Ruth Chang. She offers a powerful new framework for shaping who we truly are.
How We Spend Our Days Is How We Spend Our Lives: Annie Dillard on Presence Over Productivity
“The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less.”
Resolutions and Priorities
Here’s to a year of examined priorities, of courage, of great leaps. Here’s to a year of embracing who we are and a year of having the conviction and commitment to start becoming who we can become.
Shonda Rimes: My year of saying yes to everything
Shonda Rhimes, one of the most influential producers in Hollywood, loves to work. "When I am hard at work, when I am deep in it, there is no other feeling," she says. She calls it "The hum". The hum is a drug, the hum is music, the hum is God's whisper in her ear. But what happens when it stops? In this moving TED Talk, join Rhimes on a journey through her "year of yes" and find out how she got her hum back.