Reading fiction helps your career, but reading poetry helps more

Reading fiction helps your career, but reading poetry helps more

We have known for a while that people who are most successful in business read fiction.  And people who read fiction have more empathy, no matter where they land on the gender or personality trait spectrum.It’s interesting to me that genre fiction — sci-fi, mystery,...
3 Things You Can Do to Help Avoid Climate Disaster

3 Things You Can Do to Help Avoid Climate Disaster

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a dire warning last week: We need to cut greenhouse gas emissions, and we need to do it fast to avoid catastrophic climate change.At the current rate, our global carbon budget will be spent in the next 10 to 14...
The Turkeys

The Turkeys

I gripped the steering wheel of my car. My father was dead. As my knuckles turned white I realized my hands were like his. Sunburnt on top, calloused underneath. We both loved to dig in the earth. He died where he feared—away from home. The brain tumors took over...
Pro-Aesthetic Language: Natural Treasures vs. Natural Resources

Pro-Aesthetic Language: Natural Treasures vs. Natural Resources

The human aesthetic—the perception and sensory contemplation of a subject—is so strongly influenced by the terms and phrases we adopt into our lexicon that we ought to pay close attention to them. We see, hear, and smell our environment using the senses we have...