Current Issue: December
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All in the Same Boat
What do teenagers find when they leave behind the comforts of home (and their digital devices) to live together for five days and nights on a tiny sailboat? Themselves. Carsten Knox reports
Sidebar: A teenage sailor shares her diary
She Wears It Well
Entering her 30th year of business, designer Eileen Fisher wears the mantle of leadership with the ease and flowing style of her clothing. Her company is not only doing well, Barry Boyce writes, it’s doing good—for employees, young women, and the planet
Sidebar: Three things that matter to Eileen Fisher
Choosing what to focus on and what to leave in the background is one of our greatest gifts. And yet, says bestselling author Daniel Goleman, we squander this power by getting lost in a sea of distractions. Why not learn to train it instead?
Sidebar: Try this practice to sharpen your focus
Luke, I’m Your Dad
Jeremy Adam Smith and his son find common ground in the land of light sabres and Jedi knights. The Force, it turns out, may be mindfulness
Sidebar: Yoda, Obi-Wan, and Qui-Gon Jinn share their words of wisdom
Star Wars, Lego, and Mindfulness: a peek at how much fun we had putting the Star Wars essay together
A top scientist talks mindfulness • Teenagers learn to pause online • Panera Bread gets ahead in business by giving • Make work a place you love to go • Neuroscience gets graphic • Educators put mindfulness to good use • Inject some joy back into the holiday season • Research Roundup
The writings, recordings, and apps that are capturing our attention now
Our take on who’s paying attention and who’s not
A Taste of Home
Angela Mears finds joy in butternut squash. Recipes by Béatrice Peltre
Rock climber Steph Davis likes to go back again and again to the same mountains. Every time, they’re subtly different
My Brain Made Me Do It
As scientists learn more about how the structure of our brains affects our behavior, Sharon Begley asks: are we responsible for our actions, or can we just blame our brains?
Three steps to a better relationship with money
Set the Tone
How to negotiate a raise with more skill and grace, and the best ways to defuse office politics
Ask Ms. Mindful
Exploring marriage momentum, helping others without hurting yourself, and reconsidering old friends
Raising the Mindful Family
Family members are disconnected from each other as never before. Psychologists Stefanie and Elisha Goldstein show us ways to strengthen relationships, increase everyone’s well-being, and bring the family back together.
Maira Kalman tries a meditation retreat and gets inspired. Or is that annoyed?