Building Happiness

Building Happiness

Challenge: About 50% of your total happiness is outside of your control, you can and should blame (or thank) your parents for that. However, we have some ability to control that other 50% and science has done quite a bit of work on exactly how we should go about doing that. Since being generally OK with yourself is a big part of accomplishing almost all other great projects, the challenge we present you today is to take a look at some of the...

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21st Century Skills

21st Century Skills

Challenge: Let’s face it, the world is a big, confusing place and you’re probably having a hard time keeping up with it. A part of the problem is that the skills that you need to survive in this new economy are wildly different than they were for your parents. It’s time to start boning up on the habits and abilities you’ll need to excel in the 21st century (or at least the parts of it we’ve lived through so far)....

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The Great Exchange

The Great Exchange

Challenge: Time is our most scarce resource, and a big part of living a productive, meaningful life is understanding what our time will buy us. Your challenge is to explore this great exchange, figure out exactly what you’re trading your time for and start to look for better ways to get more bang for your buck. We’d love to hear your ideas below....

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Road To Financial Independence

Road To Financial Independence

Challenge: It takes about $1,700 a month worth of savings for 17 years to generate enough wealth to be able to “earn” the average yearly income of a U.S. household (where the wage earners have Bachelors degree) in interest. Our challenge to you is the develop a plan to bake this level of savings into your budget and explain how you managed to do it. References: Historic Rates of Return (Stern) Consumer Expenditures (2010, Bureau...

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Your Yearly Goals

Your Yearly Goals

Challenge: How are you going to spend your next year? Your challenge is to figure that out and to tell us what you came up with. We’ve provided you with a few open ended questions that might help you to start building....

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Upgrade Your Health

Upgrade Your Health

Challenge: There are thousands of articles on how to live to be 500 in perfect health without resorting to radical cybernetic enhancements or clones, while we are gleefully awaiting our new robotic eyes and pig hearts, for the time being we decided to take a slightly more down to Earth approach to living longer; thus, our challenge to you, to get control of the three main drivers of health: Food, Exercise and Stress and to tell us what changes...

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