By identifying which of these is consuming your minutes and hours, you can start carving out more happy and meaningful moments for yourself, says time and happiness researcher Ashley Whillans.

Like many of us, journalist Celeste Headlee felt like she was just. too. busy. What finally made the difference was increasing her time perception — tracking what she did in her waking hours — and making changes to get the life she really wanted.

Feeling like you’ve got all the time in the world is a wonderful sensation; too bad it occurs so rarely. But by developing the skill of savoring, you can maximize your moments — and your experience of time, according to author Laura Vanderkam.

Why we need a secular sabbath by Pico Iyer. Photo: Eydis Einarsdottir

As technology accelerates our lives, many of us feel an urgent need to slow down. One seductive solution: A secular sabbath. Pico Iyer makes the case, in this meditative excerpt from his new TED Book, The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere

Community responses to an introversion poll inspired by Susan Cain, a comment on Nikolai Begg’s description of a tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgery, and a giddy post about a mid-career sabbatical motivated by Stefan Sagmeister’s talk.