Why the Danes Are Happier Than You

Why the Danes Are Happier Than You

Here’s a crazy fact. There’s something called the Eurobarometer, something by the European Commission, that ranks countries for well-being and happiness. Since 1973, that’s right for the last 43 years, Denmark has earned the top spot. Apparently, the United Nations...

Exercise: More Powerful Than You Thought

Exercise: More Powerful Than You Thought

If I told you being physically active made you healthier, you’d probably say, “No sh*t!” If I told you being physically active made you smarter, you’d probably say, “No sh*t?!” Both are true, though we only really know about the former. We know that being physically...

Thinking Outside the Box: Not Just for Hipsters Who Drink IPAs

Thinking Outside the Box: Not Just for Hipsters Who Drink IPAs

Creativity can be good and bad. A few years ago, I went to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. There was an exhibit, no joke, of someone stabbing a mattress over and over. My mind was blown. What exhibits took the back seat to this? Knives are for cutting...

What Is the Biggest Problem Facing High School Students?

What Is the Biggest Problem Facing High School Students?

That’s a bit of a loaded question, and depending on their experience and situation, it will be different for each student. It’s like asking “what’s the best thing to come out of Connecticut?” You could get countless answers – like Frisbee, Pez, wiffle ball,...