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Ever felt like you just got … stuck? You don’t have to. There are smart ways to rewrite and edit your personal narratives to live with more purpose, reveals writer Emily Esfahani Smith.

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Research-backed advice for what you need to do on your holiday break (and how long you should do it for)

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A selection of uplifting reads — all suggested by TED speakers — for your end-of-year break.

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What looks like (and reads like) the truth may be riddled with lies if you look more closely, says neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin

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Financial journalist and economist Tim Harford writes about a fascinating experiment to identify the most productive and inspiring office setup.

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Behavioral economist Dan Ariely points out the surprising joy and engagement we feel when we make things

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Why do humans often want to create a world of “us” vs. “them”? And what can we do about this unhelpful, often damaging, yet somehow reassuring instinct? Psychologist Robert Waldinger has some useful advice.