Stories by Oliver Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman is a writer for The Guardian based in Brooklyn, New York. subscribe to Oliver Burkeman's feed

Posted on: Jul 7, 2015, Source: The Guardian

I’ve got the guts to step forward and say it: iced coffee is ridiculous.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015, Source: The Guardian

We’re supposedly free to ignore all the ways companies try to sell us stuff, but our brains don’t work like that.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Rules, queues and paperwork help make daily interactions predictable, anonymous and superficially egalitarian.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Science suggests that atheists are no more prone to anger than people of faith – but everyone believes that they are.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Has loneliness turned us into a society of oversharers?

Posted on: Jan 14, 2015, Source: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

For a civilization so fixated on achieving happiness, we seem remarkably incompetent at the task.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Can our fundamental beliefs, including free will, be influenced by whether we want to sleep, pee, or have sex?

Posted on: Oct 16, 2014, Source: The Guardian

New book suggests we rethink that whole positive thinking thing.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2014, Source: The Guardian

And that's supposed to be a good thing?

Posted on: Sep 8, 2014, Source: The Guardian

It's time to start changing the terms of debate.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2014, Source: The Guardian

If you don’t give yourself a break, your brain will do it for you.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Sure, a gang of Russian hackers pulled off the biggest password heist in history. But chilling out is the best revenge.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2014, Source: The Guardian

If you’d lost the capacity to be appalled by those opposing reform of America’s gun laws, their latest effort should fix that.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2012, Source: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A new book by Oliver Burkeman paints an alternative path to happiness that has nothing to do with positive thinking.