2 words that can help check your assumptions about people

Asking “so what?” can bring out your hidden beliefs and ideas, says career strategist Gail Tolstoi-Miller. Six seconds. That’s how long the typical recruiter is said to spend reviewing a resume. In order to whiz through a dashboard full of [...]

These 8 cities are putting their focus on biking and walking — not cars

Even though cities have been centers of culture, ideas and industry since the Neolithic Revolution 12,000 years ago (!), today’s urban-centric global civilization is just a couple of hundred years old. In 1800, six percent of humans were city dwellers; even in 1970, only New [...]

5 tips to writing emails that will always get you a reply

Emails are just as fundamental these days as food and water in our lives, and they form a large part of our daily communications. Roughly 300 billion emails are sent around the world every day, according to Statista. On average, each of [...]

There are 5 kinds of clutter — which one is filling your life?

Overwhelm. That word doesn’t feel very pleasant hanging there, does it? It brings up feelings of failure and isolation. I’m a professional organizer, and it’s the word that I hear the most from new clients. I have a friend and client [...]

How to raise emotionally intelligent kids

I’d like you to take a moment and imagine you’re four years old. You’re building a tower, and you’re really proud of it. But then the next minute another child comes running along and kicks over your tower. You are [...]

What is COP26? Here’s how global climate negotiations work and what’s at stake

For two weeks this November, world leaders and national negotiators will meet in Glasgow, Scotland, to discuss what to do about climate change. It’s a complex process that can be hard to make sense of from the outside, but it’s how [...]