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Don’t Overpack

The fact of the matter is you don’t need to go crazy. Bring just the essentials and follow these tips to avoid bringing too much.

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.

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.

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...

Travelling in a Developing Nation

You’ll grow immensely in experience and personal knowledge when you travel to a developing nation, but you need to be prepared for the vast differences between the life of luxury you enjoy the US and the humble lifestyles of those who live in developing nations.