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Free Thinking

Small Town America Could be Right for You

The average American has approximately 600 acquaintances at any one time. More than that, it gets tough to manage (no matter what anyone's Facebook friends page may say)...

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This Is Why Your Job Is Going Away

Two companies in Norway are building a ship for three times what it would normally cost. And it'll be worth every penny. The boat – a container ship designed to move fertilizer ...

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How a New Health Innovation Might Save Your Life

You're lost in the woods on a moonless night, looking for a tiny, hiking trail blaze marker on a tree...and it's a life or death situation. Now picture the same scenario, except you're wearing...

Free ThinkingMindfulness

Live As You Choose and Think Independently

The other day I threw out my college diploma that was in storage. I threw out everything I had in storage. The last objects left in my life. A friend asked me, "You worked hard for that diploma...

Free ThinkingMindfulness

Please Don’t Feed the Bears…on Wall Street

The financial outlook is rosy from Washington to Wall Street, and for good reason. For nearly eight consecutive years the U.S. economy has beaten the pants off of other leading nations – and...

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The Homework Assignment That Will Change Your Life

Typically, we take the common blessings of life – health, shelter, food, and friendship – for granted. Ironically, gratitude arrives only after these are impaired or taken away from us...

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How the Little People Woke the Sleeping Giant

New York lawmakers this month took the extraordinary step of making it illegal for most people to even advertise an Airbnb rental. That’s not just an attack on the shared economy...

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Your Own Insight is Your Best Guide

How Exciting! Beware when you hear, or think, these words. We need in-sights to make good decisions, not ex-cites. We each need to determine how we live our own individual lives...

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What Will You Do when You Escape the Rat Race?

Walden is the idyllic lakeside woodland that Henry David Thoreau retreated to in 1845 for a simpler life. Sometimes, I wonder how complicated...