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30 Nov 2015

Korean Monks to the Rescue

Bicycles in Korea are different, the handbrakes are on opposite sides from where they would be in the west. In a moment of panic, it’s easy to pull the wrong one. That thought would only occur to Barbara O’Connor after she had sailed over her handle bars and skidded face down on a mountain road…

20 Nov 2015

Sensitivity as a Super Power

Esteemed physicist Stephen Hawking said, “The human failing I would most like to correct is aggression.” And I couldn’t agree more. Many of the character traits that we celebrate include or manifest themselves with some form of aggression. Our current iterations of ambition and business lend themselves to some form of forwardness, attack, against and…

18 Nov 2015

A List of Stores Closing on Thanksgiving for the Sake of Their Employees

Black Friday is a shit show. That which started as a day of discounts and deals for savvy shoppers for the day after Thanksgiving, has semi-slowly been creeping its way into Thanksgiving Day itself. With Black Friday sales starting earlier and earlier – some starting as early as Thanksgiving Day morning – more retail employees are forced…

26 Dec 2015

MiFlight: Avoid Airport Aggravation!

How long is the airport security line? Every flyer wants to know. The answer is here. And we're all part of the solution.




10 Nov 2015

How to Make the Relaxed Hawaiian Lifestyle Part of Your Everyday Life

With winter rapidly approaching and Virgin America launching affordable flights to Hawaii last week, it’s hard to not want to flee the mainland and chase the dream of Endless Summer. Hawaii borders on mythological in how its chillness is portrayed in media and film: dinosaurs could feel “whatevs” about a 65 million year blip in their existence in Jurassic Park…

05 Nov 2015

How to Make the Job Easier for Your Garbage Collector

Sometimes, unknowingly, we make people’s jobs harder than necessary. A little effort on our part makes their job easier – and in turn, every involved benefits. That’s what this column is all about. Garbage men and women are some of our society’s unsung heroes. They do a job undesirable to most. Without them, garbage would pile up and…

01 Nov 2015

Send a Care Package to a Military Dog

I love dogs with jobs. And you know what’s a particularly hard dog-job, one that goes beyond a typical K9-5? Being a military pup. We’re all aware you can send care packages to humans in the military, but did you know that Military Working Dogs (MWD) also appreciate a package of goodies? These highly trained…

23 Oct 2015

Restaurant Gives Discount to Arabs and Israelis who Dine Together

As violence between Palestinians and Israelis continues to rage, one restaurant is counting on the healing powers of hummus to bring about peace to region in conflict. Kobi Tzafrir recently announced that his restaurant, Hummus Bar, located in the small Israeli community of Kfar Vitkin, will offer a 50 percent