A look inside the habits of leaders, celebrities, athletes and more.

When you have the opportunity to ask some of the most interesting people in the world about their lives, sometimes the most fascinating answers come from the simplest questions.

So we’re asking business, political and cultural leaders about their habits, hacks and routines. How do they deal with email? When was the last time they felt burned out? What gives them energy?

How they thrive is the central focus of the Thrive Questionnaire, the Proustian-like series of questions that we’re asking athletes, celebrities, CEOs and more about their well-being and productivity.

The Thrive Questionnaire is an intimate look inside the lives of some of the world’s most successful and interesting people. How much sleep does Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos need every night? What’s the first thing Selena Gomez does when she wakes up? How does Mark Cuban deal with email? What quote inspires Quantico star Priyanka Chopra when times are tough?

The answers allow us to learn new tips and strategies for how to better our own lives.

Read the Thrive Questionnaire with:

Marina Abramović
Alan Alda 
Adam Alter
Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel
Heather Armstrong
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
Chip Bergh
Jeff Bezos
Elizabeth Blackburn
Michael Bloomberg
Alexia Bonatsos
Bianca Bosker
Elizabeth Bradley
Jim Brady
Richard Branson
Andrea Canning
Alexandra Cavoulacos
Ray Chambers
Siddharth Chatterjee
Brian Chesky
Manish Chopra
Priyanka Chopra
Alexis Christoforous
Mark Cuban
Sky Dayton
Kristie Dash
Marina de Grece
Susan Feldman
Karen Fondu
Hugh Forrest
Danielle Crittenden Frum
Orit Gadiesh
Melinda Gates
Brian Goldsmith
Selena Gomez 
Brian and Veronica Smiley Grazer
Wanda Holland Greene
David Gregory
Mike Gregoire
Adrian Grenier 
Amy Gutmann
Richard Haass
Tamron Hall 
Samer Hamadeh
Dr. Yuval Harari
Hannah Hart
Lester Holt
Tony Hsieh
Jolie Hunt
Jérôme Jarre
Valerie Jarrett
Paul Jones
Sheinelle Jones
Nikita Kahn 
Katty Kay
Guy Kawasaki
Miranda Kerr 
Aleen Keshishian
Rob King
Ezra Klein
Michael Kors 
Ashton Kutcher
Julie Larson-Green
Susie Lee
Martin Lindstrom
Bill Maher
Sandi Mendelson
Maria Menounos
Danny Meyer
Megha Mittal
Manuela Montagnana
Bob Morris
Dambisa Moyo
Janet Napolitano
Craig Newmark
Alexis Ohanian
Suze Orman
Vijay Pande
Byron Pitts
Kevin Plank
Colin Price
Laura Raicovich
Ralph Reed 
Lynda Resnick
Dr. Ali Rezai
Tony Robbins
Gina Rodriguez
Pierre Rougier
Stephanie Ruhle 
Sakara Life co-founders
Cara Santana
Howard Schultz
Shane Smith
Brandon Stanton
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Debora Spar
Hilary Swank
Sunny Sweeney
Glennda Testone
Derek Thompson
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Martin Varsavsky
Melanne Verveer
Jeffrey Walker
Jennifer Rudolph Walsh
Jeff Weiner
Martin Whittaker
Ashley Wilking
Rita Wilson
Jessica Hendricks Yee

Originally published at medium.com