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25- Buying Time

In high school, I fantasized about being a big-city businesswoman who made trailblazing decisions during the day, gourmet meals at her beautiful country-suburban home at night and furniture in her backyard studio on the weekends. My creativity was highly-valued and…

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19- This Autonomous Life

Last month on my drive from Texas back to New York, I stopped at my father’s place for a few days. Sitting across from me one morning, he took a slow sip of his coffee, smiled and said, “You know Rae-Rae, you are really something else.”

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03- Enough

In the US, we view money as a good you can never have too much of. More is always better. More than currency, it is a measuring stick for freedom, choice, opportunity and the future—which  makes it hard for many to settle on a number to describe “enough.”

In 2010, economists Daniel Kahneman and Angus…

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