How to get the most happiness out of your travels

“It’s got brilliant white sand, umbrella-shaped trees for shade, clean clear water, a few little waves here and there to make it interesting, dozens of great little beachside cafes and bars, and enough local life to remind you that you are indeed in Bali.” That’s how my pocket-sized Frommer’s guidebook describes one of the many… Read More

Technology has radically changed the role of universities

Technology has radically changed what types of cognitive skills are valued today. Prior to the Internet age, it was difficult and time-consuming to obtain information; you had to navigate libraries and other repositories to find material relevant to your needs. Information was more scarce, or at least accessing it was more difficult, so there was inherent value in storing it in your brain or in your notebook.… Read More

Photography makes past experiences more memorable

Have you seen Matt Cutts’ TED Talk on trying something new for 30 days? Cutts is an engineer at Google – a self-described ordinary guy who uses 30-day challenges to supercharge his life. In this short and cheery talk, Cutts argues that setting 30-day goals is an effective way to achieve powerful results in life. One of the selling points of doing… Read More