War on Free Will. Playing Office Politics. Fight Fake News.

Consumed by Anxiety? Give It a Day or Two

The problems you’re experiencing today seem fraught and important, but that’s mainly because you’re so narrowly focused on the present.


A List of The Books That Saved My Life

The writers at Read it Forward know that books do so much more than entertain. Read on to see how one author kept track of all the books that saved his life during his battle with alcohol and a cross country move.

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How to Fight ‘Fake News’ (Warning: It Isn’t Easy)

Researchers have spent decades trying to understand how such misinformation spreads and, now, a review of their work offers new guidance for the journalists, fact-checkers and others working to find, and defend, the truth.


Facebook's War on Free Will

With its size, Facebook has amassed outsized powers. “In a lot of ways Facebook is more like a government than a traditional company,” Zuckerberg has said. “We have this large community of people, and more than other technology companies we’re really setting policies.”


The Best Health Care System in the World: Which One Would You Pick?

To better understand one of the most heated U.S. policy debates, we created a tournament to judge which of these nations has the best health system: Canada, Britain, Singapore, Germany, Switzerland, France, Australia and the U.S.


Hackers Hid Malware in CCleaner Software

CCleaner has been downloaded more than 2 billion times according to Avast, making it a popular target for hackers. Dubbed “crap cleaner,” it’s designed to wipe out cookies and offer some web privacy protections. 2.27 million users have been affected by the attack, and Avast Piriform believes it was able to prevent the breach harming customers.


Playing Office Politics Without Selling Your Soul

Politics is a dirty word. But office politics are unavoidable; as Aristotle noted, “man is by nature a political animal.” Whether you participate in them or not, politics have a big influence on what happens to you, your projects, and your team, so it’s hard to be indifferent to them.


Man Who Saved the World From Nuclear Armageddon in 1983 Dies at 77

On September 26, 1983, Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov received a message that five nuclear missiles had been launched by the United States and were heading to Moscow. He didn’t launch a retaliatory strike, believing correctly that it was a false alarm. And with that, he saved the world from nuclear war.


How to Read Bob Mueller’s Hand

Based on what we know so far, here’s a former federal prosecutor’s expert read on where the Russian investigation is heading.


Never Go to Times Square, and Other New York City Tips

On its surface, New York can be scary. It’s loud, it’s smelly, it’s expensive. The subway system is convoluted and its rules are always changing. Everyone is crammed up against each other—but that’s what makes New York so interesting.


Satya Nadella Rewrites Microsoft’s Code

Microsoft’s CEO has stopped infighting, restored morale, and created more than $250 billion in market value. All it took was focusing on what matters most.


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