News & Termine

Each day as I come home from work, I walk on a tree-lined street that's like a small forest. Some days I'm utterly lost in thought, but when possible I try to drink it all in. It's so much more nourishing than looking at a screen. If I had to [...]
Mo, Jul 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Minimalismus als Lebensstil. Inzwischen häufen sich zu diesem Thema Reportagen, Nachrichten, Meldungen, Youtube-Videos und vieles mehr. Neulich entdeckte ich, dass selbst eine gewöhnliche Bank damit Werbung machte, dass bei ihr… Weiterlesen [...]
Sa, Jul 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Since 2014, I have been co-instructing the Greater Good Science Center's free massive open online course called GG101x: The Science of Happiness. To our humbling surprise, upwards of 450,000 people from all over the world have enrolled since we began. It consistently ranks amongst the top ten courses on edX. I [...]
Do, Jul 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
You probably know the Google Effect: the first rigorous finding in the booming research into how digital technology affects cognition. It's also known as digital amnesia, and it works like this: When we know where to find a piece of information, and when it takes little effort to do so, [...]
Mi, Jul 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Evan puzzled many of his coworkers at the web services company. Although very friendly and clearly quite smart, Evan didn't seem to care about getting ahead and moving up to a better-paying position. Several of Evan's coworkers who had started at the company when he did had been promoted to [...]
Mi, Jul 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Wie hören Schwerhörige? Leider ist es in den seltensten Fällen so, dass man beispielsweise so hört, wie bei einem leise gedrehten Radio. Dort sind alle Töne gleichmäßig leiser. Schwerhörige haben… Weiterlesen [...]
So, Jul 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Welches Bedürfnis will ich mir mit einem Kauf wirklich befriedigen? Was für ein tatsächliches (und nicht vorgeschobenes) Bedürfnis befriedige ich eigentlich, wenn ich mir z.B. das neueste Smartphone, die schicke… Weiterlesen [...]
Fr, Jul 07, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Achtsamkeit – Glückseligkeit oder Alltag? Angenehme Gefühle während einer Meditation sind etwas sehr schönes. Auch für mich. Und ich genieße es. Das ist auch in Ordnung. Aber deshalb sind solchen… Weiterlesen [...]
So, Jul 02, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Part 6 in a weeklong series of blog posts written by undergraduate students from the 2017 spring-semester class, “Mindfulness & Compassion: Living Fully Personally and Professionally” at the University of Virginia. Freshman year is a unique experience because everything about college and your life as a student is so new: new [...]
Sa, Jul 01, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Part 5 in a weeklong series of blog posts written by undergraduate students from the 2017 spring-semester class, “Mindfulness & Compassion: Living Fully Personally and Professionally” at the University of Virginia. Because writing is listening, I am a listener first. And long a lover of words — the way they dance off [...]
Fr, Jun 30, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Part 4 in a weeklong series of blog posts written by undergraduate students from the 2017 spring-semester class, “Mindfulness & Compassion: Living Fully Personally and Professionally” at the University of Virginia. Introduction Sitting on the beach, hearing the waves lap gently against the sand as the stars make their appearance into the [...]
Do, Jun 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Part 3 in a weeklong series of blog posts written by undergraduate students from the 2017 spring-semester class, “Mindfulness & Compassion: Living Fully Personally and Professionally” at the University of Virginia. Depression and anxiety are two of the most prevalent mental disorders in the United States (Anxiety and Depression Association of [...]
Mi, Jun 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source