This is a small selection of my writing for the Guardian, in no particular order. My work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Psychologies magazine, Elle, New Philosopher elsewhere.
Guardian Weekend column
Introverts strike back (quietly) | The problem with 'thinking clearly' | The Helsinki Bus Station Theory | Work smarter not harder? | A simple trick for creativity | Rules for foodies | Anti-inspiration | The Two Things | Pay attention! | The problem with Facebook friends | Be here now... but how? | Routines to disrupt your routines | The special benefits of being a generalist | You've got to feel cold to feel warm | The surprisingly entertaining psychology of signage | Small wins | Morning pages | Eastern spirituality and getting things done | The joy of missing out
Jared Diamond | Jerry Seinfeld | Al Gore | John Oliver | Kelsey Grammer | Gillian Flynn | Malcolm Gladwell | Steven Johnson | Bill Clinton | Larry David | Jimmy Carter | David Simon | Paul Giamatti | David Cameron | Felicia "Snoop" Pearson and Jamie Hector | Michael Sandel | Conrad Black | 50 Cent and Robert Greene | Nassim Taleb | Steven Pinker | Sarah Silverman | Garrison Keillor | Chloe Sevigny | Matt Groening | Oliver Stone | Norman Mailer | Eckhart Tolle | Dolly Parton | Mark Penn | Ted Turner | Julianne Moore | Studs Terkel | Seymour Hersh | George Plimpton
Why can't the world's greatest minds solve the problem of consciousness? | Can you make yourself smarter? | The mystery of the millionaire metaphysician | The history and future of spam | The conscious computing movement | Unfriending | Sync your life | The Internet is over | Inside the Brangelina industry | The battle for control of the Arctic | Forty years of the internet | How to feel happy in a downturn | American conservatives in chaos | More than you could ever imagine wanting to know about IKEA | How Pixar conquered the planet