The surprising reason we have a 40-hour work week (and why we should re-think it)

‘As long as you get your eight hours in.’ I used to hear this phrase a lot. The thinking is that as long as you put in a set amount of time working (usually at least eight hours or more) you will do well at your job and be successful. We learned that eight hours … Read moreThe surprising reason we have a 40-hour work week (and why we should re-think it)

How to battle email burnout: Expert advice from email-efficient CEOs

Ever heard of grim5next? Didn’t think so. I’d always dreamed about being self-employed, and one morning I woke up with the idea to make it happen. I decided to assemble a team of artists to create an interactive anthology about the Apocalypse. It was the summer of 2012, the ‘End of the World’ was nigh, … Read moreHow to battle email burnout: Expert advice from email-efficient CEOs

The science behind fonts (and how they make you feel)

I’ve noticed how seemingly small things like font and the spacing between letters can impact how I feel when reading online. The right font choice along with the absence of sidebars and popups makes everything feel easier and better to read. Websites like Medium, Signal vs. Noise, and Zen Habits are like yoga studios for content. Their presentation of … Read moreThe science behind fonts (and how they make you feel)

How to cure stage fright: The science behind public speaking.

Palms sweaty. Heart racing. You know the feeling. Whether it’s five people or fifty, public speaking is a gut-wrenching experience for most of us. Before co-founding ooomf, I had a huge fear of speaking in public. Any time I had to present something in front of more than a handful of people, my stomach would … Read moreHow to cure stage fright: The science behind public speaking.