Why do we like an original painting better than a forgery? Psychologist Paul Bloom argues that human beings are essentialists — that our beliefs about the history of an object change how we experience it, not simply as an illusion, but as a deep feature of what pleasure (and pain) is.




Working from home undoubtedly has many advantages. However, in order to make it as productive as when you’re physically present in the office, you have to work under proper conditions.

This is not to say that you need to put up a barbed wire fence around yourself, but there’s a number of small tweaks which may significantly help you when you’re working remotely.




Have you ever wondered why some companies and leaders are so successful in communicating with people? Why do some messages simply feel right and you’re oh-so ready to buy this product, but not much willing to buy that one, even though at the very core they are very much alike?

It seems that all the great and inspiring leaders and organisations think, act and communicate in the exact same way. And it’s the complete opposite to everyone else.




In an age where the amount of paper used for printing CVs and letters of application is sufficient to manufacture toilet paper for three generations to come, it’s quite important to stand out from the crowd.

The question is: What is it that makes you different from all the other guys? Is it 10 rather than 5 years of experience? Is it the size of the team you managed? Or is it something completely different?




As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.