There are still many things that are good about modern life.
If you haven't seen the Olive and Mabel videos, this is a short (4-minute) introduction. The videos will make you smile or your money back.
More details on Andrew Cotter and his two dogs here. (12 minute video.)
Another of life's mysteries (probably) solved.
Of course no one knows. But it is interesting that she likes a couple of drinks a day.
Kind of cool.
Fine little story illustrating the author's point:
A high-school friend had a father who worked in a factory. He had a story . . . it seems there was this guy who got his left arm caught in one of the machines and horribly mangled. He was out for months, and when he came back, the other workers crowded around him, asking “How did it happen?”
“Like this,” he said, demonstrating with the other arm.
Were it me, I wouldn't have "gone to war" over $4. But then I don't work at HBS, either.
They'll help you count your blessings:
With a paragraph about what you might be able to do about lessening an irrational fear if you have one.
I agree. For most people, time should top the list.
Time is the one asset where there’s no inequality on a daily basis. Everyone deals with the same number of hours. How you manage that time can have an enormous impact on your life satisfaction.