Before you announce your New Year’s resolutions…

Read this, from the editors at Scientific American: “Millions of us dream of transforming our lives, but few of us are able to make major changes after our 20s. Here’s why.” Read the full article: Set in our ways. Why change is so hard

An easy way to enhance your life, apply your mind and do something good for mankind, is to participate in one of the thousands of citizen science projects out there. We’re developing a project finder where you’ll find a handy snapshot of each project and links to key information.

For those of you who desire to see the world this year in a big way, consider one of EarthWatch’s “voluntourism” opportunities, where you can zip over to Easter Island for an archeological dig with scientists, for example.  W.O.W.

Cheers!

 

  • Darlene,
    it’s an interesting thesis. The science sure appears sound (at least to this oceanographer), but I wonder how it really works. When you see and read about, for instance, the retirees who chuck the multi-million dollar house for two years of Peace Corps work in Africa, you have to ask your self if we really get that hard wired as we age.

  • Darlene,
    it’s an interesting thesis. The science sure appears sound (at least to this oceanographer), but I wonder how it really works. When you see and read about, for instance, the retirees who chuck the multi-million dollar house for two years of Peace Corps work in Africa, you have to ask your self if we really get that hard wired as we age.