Pause or Push Back?

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As winners, we may fall into negative, transactional habits until a moment of clarity reveals those harmful patterns to us. Jason Fried, Founder and CEO of Basecamp and New York Times Bestselling author, recently published a story about his moment of clarity, which came by way of a quality interaction that permanently changed the way […]

Beginning Hard Conversations: Searching for Center

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We live in a world full of varying viewpoints and opinions on nearly everything around us. For example, while you may think that the office plants help to create a refreshing and fun atmosphere, your co-worker may find them garish wastes of space. While you may think that 75 degrees is the perfect temperature to […]

Getting a Little Closer: Choosing Quality Time

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As summer draws to an end, many people are likely reflecting on the vacation they took (or pining for the vacation they didn’t get around to taking). Perhaps you spent a weekend at the beach, two weeks camping, or a week on your couch, but hopefully you spent that time with the people you love. […]

Paycheck or Purpose? Redefining Work

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What are we working for? This is the question Barry Schwartz, a professor of psychology at Swarthmore College, seeks to address in his new book, Why We Work. Recently, he sat down with Joe Pinkser of The Atlantic to discuss his viewpoints on what makes work meaningful. Schwartz claims that all work, even menial labor […]

Politically Correct and Profoundly Sheltered: Trigger Warnings on American Campuses

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A recent article written by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt published by The Atlantic discusses the way in which the recent fascination with a newfound generational obsession with “political correctness” is dramatically changing academia and potentially harming students’ mental health. They argue that the generation now in college is the first to grow up with […]

Cute and Counter-Cultural: Little Free Libraries and Altruistic Giving

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Since 2009, interesting experiments in altruistic giving called “Little Free Libraries” have begun popping up all over the world. They are rather self-explanatory structures; tiny boxes on stilts that function as “take one, leave one” book exchanges. The initiative has over 30,000 registered Little Free Libraries in over 70 countries. The owners of the boxes […]