The new job calculus: where you live trumps where you work

Monday, August 11, 2014

Historically, our job determined where we lived. It often started with college.  Get into the best school we could and off we went.  Then, once we graduated, we…

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The way of the essentialist is the story of simplicity

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The story of simplicity consists of many chapters. There’s the clutter chapter, where we get rid of all our extraneous stuff. There’s the finance chapter, where we stop…

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It’s time we embrace a four-day workweek

Monday, August 4, 2014

Work has been on our mind a lot lately at Slow HQ. As privileged as I am to be able to spend my days conducting research (i.e., napping)…

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Crazy busy? Then focus on the essential

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Let’s begin by admitting that I’m not like you. And let’s quickly move on by acknowledging that I’m very fortunate. Now that we have those niceties out of…

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Fast food gets a healthy makeover

Monday, July 28, 2014

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the kitchen, along comes the latest trend in the fast food industry – fast casual. This includes…

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Oh to be young, on the water, and in an Opti

Thursday, July 24, 2014

When one thinks of a sailboat they generally picture something long and sleek, gracefully cutting through the water with sails billowing in the wind. It is crewed by…

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A question of weather

Monday, July 21, 2014

There comes a point every winter and every summer when our thoughts turn to the weather.  Depending upon the circumstances these thoughts can border on obsession.  Especially when…

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The joy is in the journey

Thursday, July 17, 2014

How often are you seduced by a destination? You have a vacation planned and you fall in love with Paris, or Hawaii, or the Himalayas.  Or your new…

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There’s no place like home!

Monday, July 14, 2014

It’s rare that an individual has the power and the charisma to hold an industry in their thrall.  Such was the case over the past couple of weeks…

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The simple pleasures of the farmers market

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In the summer everything seems to slow down, even if just a little bit. We linger longer over coffee in the morning, take a mid-day stroll to get…

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