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Like most of us, you've probably been asked for directions at least once
in your life. While men are notorious for failing to admit when they're
lost and women less so, little research has been done on how directions
are imparted and the characterization of the individual giving them.
"Giving directions is a form of storytelling," says Akiko Busch. "When
people advise you to take the longest, most complicated route, it is
their way of prolonging the pleasure of the journey." In this Travel and
Leisure article, Busch elaborates on how this simple act is often far
more intimate than we realize, relying not only on our memory, but on
our internal map of the places we hold most dear.
There may be a better way to make our roads safer that doesn’t involve more signage and limits. India’s beautifully decorated trucks bring a new meaning to “street art”. Combining color, with cultural expression, and safety they are a unique folk art with a language all their own!
Manoj Gogoi is a 44-year old father of two and self-taught naturalist
dedicating his life to assisting the people and animals of India live in
harmony. Through his tireless efforts thousands of animals have been
rescued and returned to the wild. More than that, he has inspired others
to volunteer with him and begun to alter the attitude and actions of
people to consider the place of wildlife in their world. What pulled
Gogoi to dedicate his life to wildlife conservation? "I was born in the
Kaziranga area of Assam. I grew up in the lap of nature teeming with
rhinoceros, leopards, beautiful Himalayas birds and snakes, even
venomous ones. It is a familiar environment for me since childhood.
Naturally, I developed a genuine fondness for the wild," smiles Gogoi.
Find out more in this article from "The Better India".
Becoming successful is easy. You simply have to pick up a golf club fresh out of the womb and, before you know it, you’ll have won 15 major championships. Or learn how to play chess starting at the age of four, paving your way to grandmaster rankings. That’s how Tiger Woods and the Polgar sisters were able to reach success—by getting a head start on the rest of the world, specializing and honing their abilities until they reached mastery.
But is that the only route to success?
Not according to Sports Illustrated senior writer and New York Times bestselling author David Epstein. In his new book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, he argues that this path to expertise is the exception, not the rule. Drawing from interviews and studies of successful individuals in a variety of fields, Epstein shows time and time again that our greatest strength is the ability to think b…
From disappearing species to plastic pollution and our disastrously weak
attempts to recycle it, here's what the top voices on climate change -
from Sir David Attenborough to Jane Goodall to Greta Thunberg - have to
say about the planet's escalating biodiversity crisis.
What would you do if a large amount of money suddenly appeared in your bank account?
For Robert and Tiffany Williams of Montoursville, Pennsylvania, this was more than a thought exercise. In May, their bank accidentally put $120,000 in their account. While nobody knows quite why this happened, we all know what the police said they did next. Instead of notifying their bank, the Williamses allegedly spent their inadvertent windfall on an SUV, two four-wheelers, and a camper, among other things. They also apparently gave $15,000 to friends who needed money.
They are facing felony theft charges—and massive overdraft fees from the bank.
“All I’m going to say is we took some bad legal advice from some people, and it probably wasn’t the best thing in the end,” Robert Williams told CNN affiliate WNEP outside the court Monday, where the couple mad…
Behind the doors of Blue Ox Millworks, Eric Hollenbeck passes down generations of knowledge, instilling a sense of pride and healing with his work. By sharing the love for his craft, this woodworker is helping high schoolers and veterans alike find their own healing.
By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber Do you remember the first time you took pride in something you made?
Maybe it was a macaroni necklace, a widdled stick by the campfire, a
drawing brought excitedly home from school, or the big project you
accomplished at work. Suddenly, you felt you were capable of anything!
Priya Parker is an author, strategist, and the founder of Thrive Labs, a
company devoted to helping organizations create intentional and
transformative gatherings. She is also the author of, 'The Art of
Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters.' In this interview she speaks
to how we can forge stronger connections and more meaningful
experiences through gatherings -- whether it's a birthday party, formal
dinner, or impromptu celebration in the park.
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