What if engaging with great ideas could become one of your daily habits? What if some of the best tips for living... more
Today’s lesson: “Before you shut off new sources of information and converge on an end result, take time to diverge. Expand... more
Today, Tiago Forte, author of “Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your... more
Do you ever struggle to keep track of all the information swirling around in your head? The idea you had... more
Anticipating regrets can often work to our advantage. It slows our thinking. It taps our cerebral breaks, allowing us time... more
So, what can we do to turn our existing regrets into engines of progress? Science suggests a three-step process.
After analyzing thousands of regrets from people in more than 100 countries, Daniel Pink (”The Power of Regret”) has identified... more
Regret makes us feel worse, but it can make us do better. Indeed, the way it makes us do better is by making us... more
It’s popular to claim you have no regrets. Popular, but perilous. Because regrets aren’t anything to be ashamed of —... more
Today, meditation expert Sharon Salzberg shares one final insight from her new book "Real Life: The Journey from Isolation to... more
Today, Sharon Salzberg tells us how practicing loving-kindness meditation can change how we treat others and understand ourselves.
What if instead of demanding that a painful emotion disappear or becoming all consumed by it, you began to relate... more
Society’s prescriptions for freedom, happiness, and abundance may not be your own.
Sharon Salzberg has been meditating since 1971 — “since before it was cool,” she likes to say. That practice has... more
All week, Wharton professor Katy Milkman has been giving us research-backed tips for making changes that stick. Now, in the... more
Struggling to achieve a goal? Form a club with people who have your back.
How do you make change fun? By bundling an arduous task (exercising) with an enjoyable one (binge-watching lowbrow TV). --- Have you... more
New Year’s. Your birthday. The start of a new season. These are days when the slate is wiped clean. Which... more
How do you get from where you are to where you want to be — from procrastinator to optimizer, couch... more
Have you figured out how to live the good life? Don't worry if you're still working on it. It's only... more
You can’t take bits and pieces of different philosophical traditions and put them together into a roadmap to the good... more
"What matters most in life?" There's a reason Matt and Ryan, theology professors at Yale and our guests this week,... more
Today, we learn why the deepest question — the one that can truly change our lives, ground us, and give... more
This week: Matt Croasmun and Ryan McAnnally-Linz, professors at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, share key insights from... more
Even your suboptimal behaviors have a function. Understanding what they are can help you make a change.
You say self-sabotage, your brain says self-protection. In today's master class, Britt Frank explains how your brain tries to keep... more
This week we’re getting unstuck. We’re passing Go. We’re collecting $200. We’re finding a way forward. How? By utilizing the... more
In our brains, there is no such thing as a true “lack of motivation.” But how can we harness this... more
This week on The Next Big Idea Daily: psychotherapist Britt Frank shares five key insights from her book "The Science... more
In the final installment of the master class based on her book “Tranquility by Tuesday,” productivity expert Laura Vanderkam says... more
Do effortful fun before effortless fun. But what's the difference? Laura explains in today's mini master class.
To renew your spirits, Laura says you need to take some time for yourself. --- Download the Next Big Idea app and... more
You know what you need? An adventure. That's right. You don't have to wait until your next vacation. You can... more
In "Tranquility by Tuesday," time management guru Laura Vanderkam shares tools you can use to finally make time for the... more
All good things must come to an end. It's our last day with Mónica Guzmán, journalist, political de-polarizer, and author... more
What's the most powerful question you can ask in a politically charged conversation? "How did you come to believe that?"
“The paths we walk to our views are rich and long,” Mónica Guzmán says in today’s episode, “and it is... more
“I don’t understand this person!” You know you’ve thought it. About the uncle or neighbor or co-worker whose worldview is... more
This week, award-winning journalist Mónica Guzmán stops by to teach us how to cross the political divide, find common ground,... more
Alright, it's time to wrap up Seth Stephens-Davidowitz's five-part master class based on his book "Don't Trust Your Gut: Using... more
Success depends less on getting lucky and more on using your luck well. In this episode, the fourth in Seth’s... more