Why you want hard problems and not difficult ones

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Who doesn’t like a good challenge? I sure do. I love immersing myself in a problem and working hard to tunnel through its complexities to find a solution. But, what makes a problem a good one to solve? Which problems should you avoid wasting time with, and which are worth jumping into to start your next wild ride? Over…
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“If” by Rudyard Kipling with a video by Spy Films

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The poem beautifully describes life’s ups and downs and the importance of knowing how to embrace them both. It celebrates the acceptance and abandonment of what you’d love to have or would hate to lose, and, in either case, having the capacity to move forward – without losing yourself. It’s about putting yourself out there…
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70L Backpack Packing Breakdown. What got in, what got cut and what I wish I had

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During our trip around the world we were sure to experience a range of climates. As such, packing the right clothes in the smallest bag possible was a challenge. Originally I wanted to try “ultra-light backpacking.” That’s where you fill a 35L-45L (or less) backpack with only what you need, expectating to reuse clothes A LOT. There…
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What he learned by asking his own questions may shock some – but it shouldn’t

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I think this is true all around the world. Rarely do powerful individuals represent an entire nation. Sadly, those that are bent on hate, domination or simply wish to see the worst in people get the most attention in our country and others. That’s what fuels the divide – the news and politics hoping to…
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How we turned our 750 sq ft apartment into two 50L backpacks

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“Here we go – one month left until move-out day!” With our plane tickets bought, it just got real. We posted to Facebook, Craigslist and taped signs on the street, “EVERYTHING MUST GO!” If you we’re looking to fill your apartment with more stuff, Sean and Jackie’s house was the place to be. Why were…
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Fly in the Asian Pacific: $160 for 30 days of travel

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The word on the street is you can fly between Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, the Philippines, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam as many as 10 times in 30 days for just $160. To put it in perspective, a flight from Bangkok to Singapore ranges from $84-$124 one way. This is not only a cost…
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