How to Recognize and Prevent Lawyer Burnout
The law, with its unforgiving culture, long hours, and billable time presents especially acute risks for burnout.
Eliminate Poor Communication Habits so You Don’t Lose Your Audience
As a lawyer, you need to talk to people and you need to keep their attention. Here's some tips on how to do so.
The Right Kind of Breaks Can Make You More Productive
You need to take breaks. Period. Here are some ways to make your breaks more refreshing and ensure you return to work ready to concentrate.
(Not) Working on Vacation
How to work during a vacation without completely ruining it.
Want to Focus on Your Goals? Let Your Mind Wander
A recent study shows that letting your mind wander can actually be good for you.
Your Smart Locks and Smart Thermostats Are Definitely Not Smart, Security-Wise
The Internet of Things—everyday objects like locks and thermostats that interface with your smartphone and your home network—remains ridiculously insecure.
Help the National Archives Update Wikipedia’s Pages for Proposed Constitutional Amendments
The National Archives is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon tomorrow where people will edit Wikipedia pages relating to proposed Constitutional amendments. You can participate in person or online, and it's a great opportunity to get more familiar with Wikipedia.
Want a Raise? Take a Vacation.
People who take more of their paid time off are more likely to get raises. Isn't it time you booked a vacation?
How to Stay Married to a Lawyer
Being in love with a lawyer who has a duty to his or her clients and the law can be an emotionally draining experience. Here's how to handle the difficulties your partner faces with clarity.
Successful Decision-Makers Are Slow and Uncertain
Though we often tend to assume that successful businesspeople are able to make speedy and bold decisions, the opposite may be true: people that take a longer time to make decisions and are less confident about those decisions can experience greater business success.
Driverless Cars Poised to Undermine War on Drugs: A Dispatch from the Future
We keep hearing that driverless cars are the future. If that is true, what does that mean for the future of law?
Podcast #75: Building a Mindful Law Practice, with Jeena Cho
This week, Sam talks to Jeena Cho about her new book, The Anxious Lawyer, and how to build a mindful law practice.
The Founding Fathers as Lawyers
On this Fourth of July, remembering the many founding fathers who were also lawyers.
Practical Strategies to Help You Say No
Learning to say no can help you decrease your stress, stay more focused on necessary tasks, and enforce meaningful boundaries in your personal and professional relationships. Here are some strategies to help you say no.
How to Sleep Well—or Stay Awake When You Don’t
Everyone knows they should get a good night's sleep. However, that is not always possible. Here are some tips and tricks to get good sleep and to function well when you do not.