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Forget the sports car and new trophy spouse. For Generation X, it’s yoga, meditation retreats and keto diets.

Tom Finn, a 57-year-old baby boomer, celebrated his 50th birthday with a raucous trip to Las Vegas: He and his friends went ziplining, nightclubbing and played...

December 31, 2019

The New Year is starting tomorrow and the 2020 Presidential Election is already in full swing. It seems the only thing the candidates can ever seem to agree on is that we’re all screwed! 

For the next year, our newsfeeds, break rooms and bars will be a-buzz with ev...

The new year is supposed to bring hope, but too often it feels grim. We resolve to be virtuous—to lose weight, to exercise, to unplug from social media—but we recall past failures and fear another losing struggle. 

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November 28, 2019

It’s Thanksgiving and the 2020 Presidential Election is in full swing. For the next year, our newsfeeds and break rooms will be abuzz with everything from the usual semi-polite, semi-tense water cooler chatter to the full-on rantings and car-keyings that go with the te...

November 13, 2019

Optimism is an essential ingredient of leadership. Just ask Bill Gates. If you haven’t read Factfulness, don’t bother applying to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “It’s pretty fundamental” that aspiring leaders read the book, according to Gates. 


The self-help guru Deepak Chopra discusses the relationship between consciousness and health.

Deepak Chopra, the doctor and self-help guru, who turns seventy-three next week, has written more than one book for every year he has been alive. Chopra was born in New Delhi a...

One of the most common problems among people I work with and coach is the feeling of always being busy.

And then it becomes a rationalization: I can’t honor my commitments because I’m too busy! I can’t be with my family or friends because I’m too busy. I can’t work out,...

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Pia Rayner is a businesswoman and social commentator. She ran for Congress in Philadelphia in 2010 and has written for Mises, Glenn Beck's Fusion Magazine and The Libertarian Republic. She currently resides in the United Kingdom with her husband and son. She runs her business, Just A Splash, and sings in a folk rock band. Her goal with the Laissez Faire Lounge is to create a place where the events and issues of the day are presented with a rational and balanced voice which counters the hype and polarization that pervades modern media. 

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