I'm Bill Nye, and This Is How I Work

For many of us Bill Nye is part of our childhoods, playing that crucial role as educator and illuminator of science when our impressionable minds might not have thought to ask why. With his television show he taught us why science is amazing by examining the details of how everything works, and he continues to be an… » 1/21/15 5:26pm 1/21/15 5:26pm

I'm Anna Holmes, Founder of Jezebel, and This Is How I Work

Anna Holmes launched Jezebel in 2007, sparking a movement of new online content for women. Its distinct blend of smarts and snark gained an immediate following that hasn't slowed down since. In 2010, Anna stepped down as editor in chief to focus on, among many things, bringing Jezebel to life in book form. The newly… » 11/06/13 3:14pm 11/06/13 3:14pm

Creepy 'Quantified Self' Programs May Help Employers Track Your Exercise, Diet

In an effort to ensure that people are svelte enough to fit into their Logan’s Run jumpsuits, some companies are encouraging employees to track their health habits, including how much they exercise, what they eat, and, creepiest of all, how much sleep they get when they’re not busy becoming part of the company’s hive… » 4/21/13 2:30pm 4/21/13 2:30pm

Looking at Baby Kittens All Day Makes You More Productive at Work (No It Doesn't)

A new study out of Japan—published in the journal BEST SCIENCE EVER—measured workers' productivity after showing them various sets of photographs. The photos included baby animals, adult animals, and "pleasant food." Researchers found that workers who viewed the baby animal photos were vastly more productive than the… » 10/01/12 3:00pm 10/01/12 3:00pm

The Nine Ways to Most Effectively Procrastinate

I am not an expert in many things (exceptions: lady knights, Degrassi: TNG), but I do know plenty about procrastination. Procrastination is my food. Although, when I do it, I prefer to think of it as "percolation"—like, even though I didn't manage to squeeze my assignment out until the last 20 minutes before deadline,… » 7/02/12 4:10pm 7/02/12 4:10pm

The Key to Productivity and Success: Be Really Fucking Stressed Out All the Time

Oh, great. You know those shudders of overwhelming terror you feel in the pit of your stomach when it's down to the wire and you have to finish a big project? Well, according to psychologists, "a little anxiety may be just what you need to focus your efforts and perform at your peak." So those are success tremors!… » 6/20/12 1:40pm 6/20/12 1:40pm