What does it mean for someone to flourish? Flourishing is more than just being happy—although that’s a part of it. But the idea of flourishing expands beyond happiness to look at a person’s overall well-being, taking into account things like life satisfaction or someone’s sense of purpose. That’s why studying flourishing is an interdisciplinary science drawing on public health, philosophy, psychology, and more.
In this week’s episode we’re talking to two researchers from Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University who are tackling big questions about flourishing: What does it mean for people to flourish? How do we measure it? And are there things that make people more or less likely to flourish?
From Builderonline.com article by Jennifer Castenson:
“This solution takes housing into a new digital age of rich information about the home buyer. After Module Housing has the buyer complete a profile, the builder then has access to their current needs and future plans. And, instead of all their future plans going to big box merchants or online vendors, the sales go back to the builder, creating a new more sophisticated brand experience for the builder, not to mention elongating the revenue stream.”
Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland—throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt. Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. And because we don’t know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his #1 bestseller, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times.
Nick Howe catches up with planetary science reporter, Alex Witze. They discuss the latest US plans to land people on the moon by 2024, the history of the Apollo missions, and what’s next for the lunar exploration.
Davidson’s (Sonder’s) vision starts with offering apartment-style units that provide the consistent service of a hotel—with tweaks such as smartphone-only check-in. Its properties are listed on Airbnb (as well as Booking and Expedia), so families, friends or business travelers can book. Only one third of guests are business travelers, Davidson says.The extra cash will help him achieve this vision of becoming the dominant brand and also keep it the largest in the space, where it competes with Airbnb-backed Lyric, plus Domio and StayAlfred, among others.
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