Waking up at 5 a.m. probably won’t make you more productive — here’s what will You’ve heard the stories. Apple CEO Tim Cook wakes up at 3:45 every morning. Both Vogue’s Anna Wintour and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey have alarms that … Continue reading Productivity and sleep
Opinion: In Uttar Pradesh, women know about contraception options. Why aren’t they using them? Family planning is by far the most effective public health intervention to reduce deaths of women and children. If a woman can space out her pregnancies … Continue reading Market segmentation in contraception
Status Check: What Does It Mean to Be Popular? What does it mean to be popular?” In 2015 The Atlantic posed that question to a group of middles schoolers in its “Ask a Tween” video series. “It doesn’t necessarily mean … Continue reading Are you status-obsessed?
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted … Continue reading Looking at screens
Crushing morale, killing productivity – why do offices put up with meetings? Just off to a meeting? Stop right now. Turn back. You will be stuck in an overheated room, chained to a table for an absurd length of time … Continue reading Addicted to meetings
The Power of Watching Yourself Eat I know why I sometimes eat too many brownies. They taste great! The same goes, of course, for a whole slew of desserts—I love strawberry rhubarb pie, and I never say no to a … Continue reading The power of mirrors
How Irrational Labs Creates “Irrational” Bonuses 70% of U.S. employees are disengaged at work. When we think about how to fix this, most companies turn to financial incentives. Pay-for-performance year-end bonuses are pervasive. But do they work? A meta-analysis of … Continue reading Money and happiness