This week, we’re getting a bit Darwinian. Is it possible to live longer, work better, and keep your pants from falling down? What skills do we (people, places, and things) need to survive and thrive?
Deleting genes could boost your lifespan by 60% : switching off parts of your genetic code > fasting.
The Biggest Mistake I Made at Work : Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of Unfinished Business, reflects on her initial management disaster at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Multitasking: how to survive in the 21st century : “It’s easier to think outside the box if the box is full of holes.”
How did the belt win? : Suspenders may work better, but the dork factor is too high. How did an organ-squeezing belly tourniquet become part of our everyday wardrobe? The Freakonomics podcast is on the case.
Village Voice sold to Peter Barbey, Owner of a Pennsylvania Newspaper : “I realize that The Voice has had a unique journalistic role in New York and the country as a whole… That deserves to survive and prosper.”
Most Likely to Succeed : The Tang Institute screened this documentary last week, and naturally we can’t stop thinking about it. After watching this film, you’ll never look at school the same way again.