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Health Benefits of Traveling

Health Benefits of Traveling

With budget airlines, Airbnb, and countless aps, vacationing abroad is cheaper and simpler than it has ever been. But Americans remain unlikely to vacation overseas, and 29% of Americans have never been abroad at all! It seems that even though travelling is easier...
Things to Do on a Rainy Vacation

Things to Do on a Rainy Vacation

As far in advance as most people have to plan their family vacations, from getting work tasks in order to booking transportation to finding pet sitters, it’s hard to predict how the weather will behave when you finally arrive. If your long-planned trip gets rained...
Make More Time to Read

Make More Time to Read

Even if you really love reading and have never ever gotten a library fine, it can be difficult to find enough time in your day to put a dent in your reading list. Studies indicate that Americans are so focused on productivity that we have come to praise being...
Haendel and Easter

Haendel and Easter

This Easter I listen to George Frideric  Haendel’s “Messiah” which was written as an offering for Easter, though people typically listen to it at the Christmas season. I have the William Christie version on CD which was recorded in 1993 with the Les Arts Florissants...
Language and Cognition in Japan

Language and Cognition in Japan

Much of what we Americans appreciate about Eastern cultures, Japanese in particular, has to do with “zen” philosophies and a sense of place and peace that the US has long since lost. World-famous organizer-turned-author Marie Kondo has won international acclaim for...