What makes us feel good about our work? | Dan Ariely

What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our…

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The value of travel | Rick Steves

Rick Steves advocates smart, affordable, perspective-broadening travel. As host and writer of the popular public television series Rick Steves’ Europe, and best-selling author of over 50 European travel books, he encourages Americans to travel as “temporary locals.”

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Gisèle G. | A Local Exploring Mexico

“I thought I have lived THE international experience in France, that I had experienced traveling alone and being fearless. Indeed being out of my country for the first time by myself, was it, but getting into the hidden but not that hidden corners of the most representative cultural regions of my country, has been one…

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How to make hard choices | Ruth Chang

Which career should I pursue? Should I break up — or get married?! Where should I live? Big decisions like these can be agonizingly difficult. But that’s because we think about them the wrong way, says philosopher Ruth Chang. We shouldn’t think that all hard choices are big.” – Ruth Chang

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