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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Clive Thompson

Clive Thompson is the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds
for the Better (Penguin, 2013) and a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine and Wired.

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Clive Thompson

Use Your Head

Neuroscientific lessons for navigating a world of distractions November 2014
Joni Mitchell is a famously creative person. But she is also meticulously organized: her house is filled with “custom-designed, special-purpose drawers,” each of which is devoted to a particular type of object—one for Scotch tape, a different one for masking tape, one for string, another for light bulbs. “I don’t want to waste energy looking for things,” she…