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Glimpses of Hope in The Grand Budapest Hotel: Mike Cosper for TGC

The world is a lonely and hostile place. People find themselves wandering through it in isolation, searching for connections that matter and last. As C. S. Lewis famously described us, we are “half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition,” searching for meaning in pleasures that offer no lasting satisfaction. This is the world that Wes Anderson shows us in The Grand Budapest Hotel, a marvellous and meticulously crafted movie….

Wharton Professor Adam Grant Explains Why The Most Successful People Are Givers

In the best-selling “Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success,” which is now in paperback, the Wharton professor uses decades of psychological studies to make a provocative yet promising argument: that givers are the most likely to succeed. Why? Because success doesn’t depend on talent or hard work alone. It also depends on how we interact with people….

9 Common Pursuits That Rob Us of Happiness: JOSHUA BECKER

Happiness. We look for it in different places. Some of us hope to buy it. Some think we can earn it. Others look for it in a new job, a new relationship, or a new accomplishment. But one thing remains: happiness is something we all desire. We were designed to experience it….

How to Pick the Best Productivity Method for Your Personality: Brenna Loury

Do you ever feel like you have a dilemma of choice when trying to decide how to become more productive? There are so many well-known methods and theories that making a decision regarding the best one for you, personally, can be a great challenge. That’s why we’ve rounded up three of the most popular strategies: Getting Things Done (GTD), Pomodoro, and Seinfeld, analyzed them, and provided tips regarding each method and what kinds of characteristics you might require to benefit from one over the other….

The Crossroads of Should and Must: Elle Luna

This is a story about two roads — Should and Must. It’s a pep talk for anyone who’s chosen Should for far too long — months, years, maybe a lifetime — and feels like it’s about time they gave Must a shot…