CLASSIC ADVICE

Literary Classics and Their Value in Contemporary (Professional) Life

True Optimists Believe in Progress, Not Perfection
This 6 min. read saves you up to 48 hours
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True Optimists Believe in Progress, Not Perfection

Voltaire’s Candide Or: Optimism Taken to the Extreme

Beware of What You’re Chasing!
This 5 min. read saves you up to 50 hours
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Beware of What You’re Chasing!

Herman Melville’s Moby Dick Or: The Fatal Consequences of a Single-Minded Obsession

Foregoing Comfort for Adventure
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Foregoing Comfort for Adventure

Homer’s Iliad Or: On Embracing Fate and Pursuing Immortality

A Wake-Up Call for Change
This 5 min. read saves you up to 45 hours
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A Wake-Up Call for Change

Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle Or: Laying the facts bare is the first step to change.

Roll off Your Couch, Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get Rolling
This 5 min. read saves you up to 62 hours
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Roll off Your Couch, Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get Rolling

Albert Camus’s The Plague Or: Don’t Throw Up Your Hands, Roll Up Your Sleeves!

Glitz, Glamor and a Very Sad Man
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Glitz, Glamor and a Very Sad Man

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby Or: How Not to Be Murdered by Your Mistress’s Husband’s Mistress’s Husband.

Wisdom Lies in the Details
This 5 min. read saves you up to 59 hours
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Wisdom Lies in the Details

This month celebrates the 150th anniversary of famed French novelist Marcel Proust’s birth. Proust’s capacity to connect us with the meaning-making riches of life gives his writings enduring relevance.

Breaking Out of the Cinderella Tale
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Breaking Out of the Cinderella Tale

A Victorian lesson on how to take control of your own narrative.

Heed the Villagers’ Warnings
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Heed the Villagers’ Warnings

Bram Stokers Dracula Or: Puritan Meets Prince of Darkness

Sleeping with the Fishes
This 4 min. read saves you up to 9 hours
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Sleeping with the Fishes

Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Or: How to Escape a Madman Offshore

Denmark Ranked Least Happy Country (in 1603)
This 4 min. read saves you up to 13 hours
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Denmark Ranked Least Happy Country (in 1603)

William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Hamlet Or: Why Revenging Your Dead Father Could Damage Your Health

The 1845 Tiny Home Craze
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The 1845 Tiny Home Craze

Henry David Thoreau’s Walden Or: How to Escape the Rat Race (and Make Peace with Woodchuck Cravings)

The Bold, the Beautiful and the Murderous
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The Bold, the Beautiful and the Murderous

Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray Or: Why You Should Embrace Aging Gracefully

Misery in Bohemia
This 4 min. read saves you up to 22 hours
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Misery in Bohemia

Kafka’s The Metamorphosis Or: How Not to Wake Up Feeling Like a Pest