We’re all scrambling for practical solutions for the uncertain future of work. But there’s a mental shift we need to make, too.

History professor Yuval Noah Harari, author of “Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind,” explains why humans have dominated Earth. The reason’s not what you might expect.

The science of setting goals | Kelly McGonigal | ideas.ted.com

How to make New Year’s resolutions that actually work out this time.

Alain de Botton picks 6 of his favorite philosophers — whose works have inspired him to think more deeply about success.

This week’s comments includes replies to Simon Anholt’s introduction of the Good Country Index, a thought on the purity of art (and how we have polluted it with money), and an argument for trusting our own intellectual selves.