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Stories by Oliver Burkeman
Oliver Burkeman is a writer for The Guardian based in Brooklyn, New York.
Put Down Your Iced Coffee and Stop Torturing Your Taste Buds
Posted on: Jul 7, 2015, Source: The Guardian
I’ve got the guts to step forward and say it: iced coffee is ridiculous.
There's No Escape from Advertising
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.
Why Is Bureaucracy Worse Than Ever?
Posted on: Mar 11, 2015, Source: The Guardian
Rules, queues and paperwork help make daily interactions predictable, anonymous and superficially egalitarian.
Proof That Atheists Are Getting a Bad Rap
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.
Why We Tell Our Secrets to Strangers
Posted on: Jan 30, 2015, Source: The Guardian
Has loneliness turned us into a society of oversharers?
Screw Positive Thinking! Why Our Quest For Happiness Is Making Us Miserable
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.
Are We Slaves to the Physical Needs of Our Bodies?
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?
Want to Be a Happier, More Successful Person? Try the Power of Negative Thinking
Posted on: Oct 16, 2014, Source: The Guardian
New book suggests we rethink that whole positive thinking thing.
The New Apple Pay Is a Really Cool Way to Drain Your Bank Account
Posted on: Sep 11, 2014, Source: The Guardian
And that's supposed to be a good thing?
Airlines, Apple and More Corporations are Pitting Us Against Each Other
Posted on: Sep 8, 2014, Source: The Guardian
It's time to start changing the terms of debate.
Confusing Activity with Productivity: How a Lot of Work is Pointless
Posted on: Aug 22, 2014, Source: The Guardian
If you don’t give yourself a break, your brain will do it for you.
One Weird Trick to Beat Online Password Thieves: Stop Worrying So Much
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.
The Gun Lobby’s New Tactic: Redefining 'School Shootings' So They Don’t Count
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.
Screw Positive Thinking! Why Our Quest for Happiness Is Making Us Miserable
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.
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