In a 1980 landmark study, Swedish scholars revealed that most people have a superior view of their skills and risk-taking ability. The topic: How good of a driver are you? Respondents were strongly biased in believing themselves more skillful and less risky1 than the average motorist. (more…)
As the leaves start to change and the weather cools down, many start to think of the impending winter season arriving. To high school juniors and seniors, late fall also has another connotation: the imminent arrival of college application deadlines. As a recent college graduate (and a tour guide), I’m very familiar with the stresses of the process. Here are some tips that I learned throughout the process of applying, and working on the admissions side, that should help make the journey to college easier.
In the U.S., the average, one-way commute time is 26.1 minutes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That means that most of us are spending over 200 hours a year in our cars or on some form of public transportation getting to and from work. That’s a lot of precious time that shouldn’t be wasted with road rage or subway fisticuffs. There is a better way that can actually transform your ride into a meaningful, and even mystical mobility. (more…)