Articles

This is a small selection of my writing for the Guardian, in no particular order. (If you really want to, you can browse almost everything I've ever written for the Guardian here.)


Interviews

Jerry Seinfeld | Al Gore | John Oliver | Kelsey Grammer | Gillian Flynn | Malcolm Gladwell | Steven Johnson | Bill Clinton | Larry David | Jimmy Carter | David Simon | Paul Giamatti | David Cameron | Felicia "Snoop" Pearson and Jamie Hector | Michael Sandel | Conrad Black | 50 Cent and Robert Greene | Nassim Taleb | Steven Pinker | Sarah Silverman | Garrison Keillor | Chloe Sevigny | Matt Groening | Oliver Stone | Norman Mailer | Eckhart Tolle | Dolly Parton | Mark Penn | Ted Turner | Julianne Moore | Studs Terkel | Seymour Hersh | George Plimpton


Features

Can you make yourself smarter? | The mystery of the millionaire metaphysician | The history and future of spam | The conscious computing movement | UnfriendingSync your life | The Internet Is Over (report from SXSW 2011) | Inside the Brangelina industry | The battle for control of the Arctic | Forty years of the internet | How to feel happy in a downturn | American conservatives in chaos | More than you could ever imagine wanting to know about IKEA | How Pixar conquered the planet


This Column Will Change Your Life

Introverts strike back (quietly) | The problem with 'thinking clearly' | The Helsinki Bus Station Theory | Work smarter not harder? | A simple trick for creativity | Rules for foodies | Anti-inspiration | The Two Things | Pay attention! | The problem with Facebook friends | Be here now... but how? | Routines to disrupt your routines | The special benefits of being a generalist | You've got to feel cold to feel warm | The surprisingly entertaining psychology of signage | Small wins | Memorabilia

Oliver Burkeman I'm a writer for The Guardian based in Brooklyn, New York. My new book, The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking explores the upsides of negativity, uncertainty, failure and imperfection. Each week in This Column Will Change Your Life I write about social psychology, self-help culture, productivity and the science of happiness, and make unprovoked attacks on The Secret.

I also blog about things for Guardian US and write a monthly column for Psychologies magazine. Hello.

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