Category Archives: philosophy

Why You Should Be Working From Home Today

PROLONGING THE WEEKEND WITH A WORK-FROM-HOME DAY IS TEMPTING, BUT WEDNESDAY IS ACTUALLY THE BEST DAY TO WORK FROM HOME.

If you decide you’d like to try working from home, you know the usual advice: schedule a meeting with your supervisor, and ask to try it one day a week.

But which day?

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Bike Friendly Cities: Copenhagen

Where better to start our series on Bike Friendly Cities than in Copenhagen – a city with over 215 miles of bike paths that was declared the world’s best city for cycling a few years ago?
We talked with everyone who is anyone in the world of cycling, starting with urban mobility expert Mikael Colville-Andersen,

The revolution will not be shared

BY SOLE

I think about alienation all the time. I think about it as I sit on the toilet and stare at my iPhone and ready essays about Greek anarchists. I think about it when I am at a concert and half the crowd is watching the show through a smartphone camera. I think about it as I click through the daily report of direct actions, memes, hip new music tracks, and global insurrections.

I could watch a YouTube clip of a city devastated in a nuclear blast and I don’t think it would affect me at all.

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Inspiring Photos Reveal the Lives of People Living in Tiny Off-Grid Vehicles

Andrew Waits, Art, Boondock, US nomad, people living in cars, Renewable Energy, Photography, solar power, living outside the system

Do you dream about living a freer life in an off-grid mobile home? Photographer Andrew Waits traveled around the West Coast capturing amazing images of people that drifted away and now live happily in cars, vans, and campers with very few possessions.

Waits’ moving “Boondock” photo series gives a glimpse into a unique nomadic subculture that sees cars as more than a mode of transportation – they can also provide shelter and a sense of home.

Andrew Waits, Art, Boondock, US nomad, people living in cars, Renewable Energy, Photography, solar power, living outside the system

People have been living in vehicles for ages, but Waits’ photo series explores the reasons that his subjects chose to live a frugal life outside the system.

Some of these wanderers are living on their pensions or savings, while other work as campground hosts or make crafts on the way.

Waits’ inspiring photos show that homes don’t have to be static places filled with possessions, and they suggest that freedom can by found by hitting the road and not looking back.

See the full series, here.

How this happiness guru uses positive psychology to help clients achieve happiness

(Trish McAlaster/The Globe and Mail)

Even if you’ve suffered a life-threatening tragedy. Even if you are known as the surliest guy on the block.

Even if the boss you always hated gave you the sack. Do not despair. Happiness is within your grasp.

So believes happiness guru Mark Berber, a Toronto psychiatrist who uses happiness therapy in his 30-year practice to rally patients with often debilitating mental-health disorders ranging from anxiety to severe depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

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