Being Messy Can Make You More Creative

Another good reason to stay disorganized! Yet it’s possible–and even demonstrable–that you’ll be more creative if your work space is disorganized and messy. The Argument for Messiness Last week, at the Yale School of Management’s Art, Mind + Markets conference, Kathleen Vohs, a marketing professor at the University of Minnesota with an extensive psychology background, gave…

How About An App For Your Bucket List?

This is a great idea. If you think about it, many catchphrases of lifehacking and productivity–like “inbox zero” and “getting things done”–are built on a framework of subtraction. You clear your to-do list, you cross things out and tick boxes, triage your email. Then you do it again, and again, and again. But what if…

Chocolate Fried Chicken? Sure

Just in case you thought you had tried everything. Neither sweet, sour, salty nor bitter, umami is a Japanese word used to describe a mouthwatering category that transcends humanity’s four basic taste sensations. It is also the name of an enormously successful Los Angeles burger joint-turned-national franchise, Umami Burger, that is reimagining this savory domain…