Midweek Links

We’re halfway through the week, which means our (okay, my) brains are not really functioning enough to process deepish things, like book reviews or philosophical life pnderings (which you really don’t get here anyway, but that’s beside the point). So how about some quick and interesting links to visit instead as you wait out the interminable two days that are left until the weekend? 

For the traveler:

The Economist reports that there is now a class even lower than economy. Gone are the days of buying a cheap airline ticket and magically being bumped to an aisle seat or first class. Sigh.

12 Lies You Tell Yourself While Traveling. Come on, fess up – you know you’ve told yourself a few of these…

For the reader:

13 Types of Readers. It’s true, we aren’t all alike – which type are you?

For the student:

Why America’s Business Majors are in Desperate Need of a Liberal-Arts Education. There’s more to business than just math and technical skills, it seems.

For everyone:

The Power of Casual Gratitude. A fascinating article in The Atlantic on how simply changing the way you talk boosts happiness.

Happy Wednesday!

Until next time…


8 thoughts on “Midweek Links

  1. Great set of links! I’ve definitely used a few of those lines while on holiday… 😂

    The piece about needing Liberal Arts alongside business skills resonates. My university was very focused on helping students to set up small businesses and learn entrepreneurial skills. Those businesses that performed best were often created by Arts/Humanities students. These courses seem to provide better problem solving and communication skills than many of the business (or even STEM subjects) offer.

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    • Haha, me too! 😜
      And I thought the Liberal Arts article was really good for that reason. I know that in my classes, I’m learning to communicate effectively and consider different view points, which I think would be very valuable for business majors. I think business degree programs, at least here in the US, have too much of a formulaic approach to business. They would do well to incorporate some humanities courses with the STEM courses, in my opinion. ☺️


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