How to Do More by Working Less, and More

7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive, Backed By ScienceMedium

“When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to school, did my homework during breaks and managed a not-for-profit organization at night. At that time, working hard landed me countless national campaigns, opportunities to work with A-list organizations and a successful career. As I got older, I started thinking differently. I realized that working harder is not always the right path to success. Sometimes, working less can actually produce better results.”

7 Things I Learned as an Accomplice to Mass Murder Cracked

“How often have you found yourself wondering what it’s like to be on the other side of a sensational headline? When I was 10 years old, it happened to me. In August 2000, my mother’s three best friends were arrested for the murders of five people. She was accused of providing the alibi.”

The ubiquity of the modern beepBBC

“In 2012, there was a reversing alarm flashpoint in Colne, Lancashire, with residents at loggerheads with a local supermarket. One commentator told the Lancashire Telegraph: “[The residents] have to go work and they are being woken up early and then can’t get back to sleep. They go to work tired, they come home tired and then it happens all over again. It is horrendous for them.””

The Race to Stop Africa’s Elephant PoachersSmithsonian Magazine

“Roberts counted the skeletons of between 15 and 20 elephants. The remains were fresh. “You could see the moisture in the ground from blood,” he says. Hungry villagers had already swarmed over the corpses, stripping their meat. Even the animals’ skin was gone, taken to fashion gris-gris, or totems, for animist ceremonies. A few hundred yards from the first site Roberts came upon a second heap of bones—then a third, and a fourth. “Twenty, thirty animals at a time had gone down. It was terrible,” Roberts says. The pilot estimated that 120 elephants had been killed here; the government would later put the total at 86.”

Malcolm Gladwell on Criticism, Tolerance, and Changing Your MindBrain Pickings

“The notion that the only way you can critically engage with a person’s ideas is to take a shot at them, is to be openly critical — this is actually nonsense. Some of the most effective ways in which you deal with someone’s idea are to treat them completely at face value, and with an enormous amount of respect. That’s actually a faster way to engage with what they’re getting at than to lob grenades in their direction…”

Is Sam Adams Too Big to Be Craft Beer?Five Thirty Eight

“Jim Koch started his Boston Beer Company and Samuel Adams in 1984, pitching it as a flavorful antidote to a watery beer scene. Along the way Boston Beer Company grew into a $2.9 billion company. But now flavor is everywhere, as are other upstarts that pitch their beers as more bold, artisanal and authentic than Sam Adams.”

I Am The Real Nick CaveThe New York Times

““I went to Graceland once,” Nick Cave said. “The rest of the band went in, but I stayed out on the curb, smoking cigarettes and feeling sorry for myself. Those last Elvis performances — the ones for television, when he was already sick — I must have watched those clips a hundred times. They’re like crucifixions.” He paused for a moment. “I couldn’t bring myself to go inside.””

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