Startup creates superhuman speed reading app
A tech company claims its new app will quadruple average reading speeds to an incredible 1,000 words per minute. But does speed reading come at the price of deeper understanding – and fun?
Professionals fight to escape the ‘busy’ trap
An essay criticizing the busy, ambitious lives of city professionals has gone viral in the USA. It argues we should give up being busy – and spend time in blissful idleness instead.
‘Chillaxed’ Prime Minister hits back at critics
David Cameron was fighting off another political row yesterday, after critics accused him of taking too much time off. With the world in crisis, how relaxed do we want our leaders to be?
Writers celebrate the art of chilling out
Most of us look forward to relaxing and doing less during the summer break. Idleness is often frowned upon. But shouldn’t the joys of the holiday season be celebrated?
Lure of the great outdoors breaks all records
New research shows that more of us are longing to shake off the urban lifestyle and experience the campfire and the open sky. A craze – or a long-term trend?