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From Our NYT Files: Simple Desk Improvements That Make an Open Office Easier to Bear

From Our NYT Files: Simple Desk Improvements That Make an Open Office Easier to Bear

Sitting in an open floor plan office or having flexible, unassigned seating at work is a challenge to be sure, but these tips can make your work space a bit more bearable.

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From Our NYT Files: 8 Ways to Make Your Flight Better

From Our NYT Files: 8 Ways to Make Your Flight Better

From scoring the best seat assignment to zipping past security lines: how to make air travel more tolerable.

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From Our NYT Files: What to Do When Your Phone or Tablet Won’t Charge

From Our NYT Files: What to Do When Your Phone or Tablet Won’t Charge

If your phone just stops charging, even when it’s plugged in, it doesn’t mean it’s time to shop for a new one. Here are a few simple steps you can take before calling the pros or opening your wallet.

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From Our NYT Files: Netflix Roulette, Where the Movies Never End

From Our NYT Files: Netflix Roulette, Where the Movies Never End

In David Foster Wallace’s 1996 novel “Infinite Jest,” a filmmaker creates a movie so entertaining that it reduces viewers to dribbling catatonia.

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From Our NYT Files: How to Protect Your Cellphone (and Your Data) When You Travel

From Our NYT Files: How to Protect Your Cellphone (and Your Data) When You Travel

Our smartphones are indispensable, especially when we’re away from home. Here’s how to protect your device, and all of the information stored on it.

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From Our NYT Files: Why Aren’t We Eating More Insects?

From Our NYT Files: Why Aren’t We Eating More Insects?

They’re high in protein, low in cost, eco-friendly and tasty. And only in the West have we resisted them.

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From Our NYT Files: The iGen Shift: Colleges Are Changing to Reach the Next Generation

From Our NYT Files: The iGen Shift: Colleges Are Changing to Reach the Next Generation

The newest students are transforming the way schools serve and educate them, including sending presidents and deans to Instagram and Twitter.

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From Our NYT Files: Amazon Sets Its Sights on the $88 Billion Online Ad Market

From Our NYT Files: Amazon Sets Its Sights on the $88 Billion Online Ad Market

Amazon’s surging revenue in advertising makes it a competitor to Facebook and Google.

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From Our NYT Files: Our Favorite Tools to Stay on Top of Your Financial Life

From Our NYT Files: Our Favorite Tools to Stay on Top of Your Financial Life

Here are some of the best apps and services to help keep your money on track, whether you’ve never created a budget or you’re a seasoned investor.

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