1) Buy squeeze bottles for your oils and vinegars (we have these). There is a reason this is what they use in commercial kitchens - they are super convenient (no lids to remove on or off) and you have much more precise control when dressing a salad, or oiling or...
We often use addition to solve problems. But by focusing on subtraction we can improve outcomes at work, in our personal lives, and in society.
☀️ TLDR: The Workout Today is now Todayland - a weekly publication dedicated to the vital life. We are making this transition to more accurately reflect the true character of our vision and purpose. Dear readers, On January 1st, 2018, we launched The Workout Today...
The Warm Up (3-4 minutes): 20 high knee march 20 knee hugs 10 lizard crawls The Workout (15 minutes): Today, we’re doing an AMRAP* focused on getting a great core and leg workout. You'll definitely feel the burn in your glutes on this one! Use your plank to challenge...
We went backpacking in Grand Staircase Escalante this past weekend. While cooking our dinner at the bottom of a canyon, the conversation turned to some of the lessons we’ve learned as adults. A response came to me quickly…
Our life is defined less by what we do or where we go than it is by where we give our attention.
Here’s an idea: What if it were more standard for young adults to take a gap year after high school to work, gain real-world experience, and save a lot of money?
There are at least three reasons that this would be an extremely high-leverage decision:
(1) Your living expenses are never lower than when you are young and single, have cheap taste, and (possibly) live with your parents, or can at least live in a shared house with multiple roommates. That means you can save a lot of money.
(2) You will never have a longer time horizon to invest your money and let compound growth work its magic.
(3) A year of real-world experience after high school would allow young people to make more informed decisions about whether the college path (and the associated costs, etc) is right for them, or if they’d rather join the workforce, start their own business, travel, etc. If they do decide college is right for them, they would have more self-knowledge to help them decide where to go and what to study.
The question is, would that plan really make that big of a difference in people’s lives? Let’s find out.
Thank you to everyone who completed our post-election survey! It was really fun and enlightening to read through all of the results. (We see that some of you have already taken advantage of the bonus at the end!)
Here is a summary of the key results…
The greatest, most enjoyable cities are built for people, not for cars.
Here are 19 of the key ingredients that promote human-friendly, enjoyable cities…
Another daily blog we read and enjoy – A Learning A Day – recently reminded us that “values aren’t values until they cost us money.”
It’s a great reminder and we would revise it to say: “Values aren’t values until they cost us something.”
“Costs” can show up in the form of our money, obviously. But also our time, our attention, our energy, our discomfort.