Cultural cruft aside, mindfulness is actually incredibly important -- pretty much the key to a good life, if you get down to it.
I'm acutely aware that the opportunity to take a year off work and do nothing is not available to the vast majority of my fellow citizens.
David Roberts told people he was going to write fiction during his year-long sabbatical. Here's why that didn't happen.
Web technologies are embedded in socioeconomic structures that are designed to exploit workers and consumers to the benefit of capital.
If you're stressed out by digital distractions and email overload, the answer is not meditation and mindfulness. It's fixing our power structures.
Online life is not necessarily less authentic than so-called real life.
Now back to work after a sabbatical, Grist blogger David Roberts reflects on digital overload, work-life balance, and other good stuff.
Climate change is so dire and social change is so slow. Is there any hope?
There's no perfect solution to the climate problem, no one policy that will move the world. It's going to be a long, ugly slog. It's healthier just to accept that.