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To Be Creative, First You Must Be Bored

With its natural habitat bulldozered by the internet, boredom is becoming an endangered species. That’s not good. “Boredom is nearly always essential to creativity,” says Lifehack writer…


Why Worrying’s Actually Good For You. Sort Of.

Worrying is okay. It’s not great like giggling or hot falafel is, but it’s not completely terrible. Psychiatrist Professor Jeremy Coplan, for one, is a…


Your behaviour in the toilet

In 2010, a British audience determined that the invention of the flush toilet (often mistakenly credited to Englishman Thomas Crapper) is the the ninth greatest invention of…