Satisfaction Category

An Inside Job

“Once upon a time there were a fisherman and his wife who lived in a hovel by the sea.” So begins a story by the Brothers Grimm, a story not as well known as “Cinderella” or “Hansel and Gretel,” or many of their other tales, but just as lasting in its own right. The fisherman, […]

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Greener Grass

Author Gretchen Rubin says there are two kinds of people in the world, or at least two ways to make decisions in this world. There is the “satisficer” (yes, that’s a real word that has been the subject of “rational choice theory” studies for some seven decades now); and there is the “maximizer.” “Satisficers” are […]

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A Monstrous Mirage

You are driving along on a bright sunny day and what looks like water appears in the road ahead of you. As you move closer, it disappears, only to reappear in the next dip in the road. But is it water? Of course not. It is a reflection of the midday sky. It is a […]

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