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Are Ambitious People Happier?
If you go and get yours, you may get more in the end—but contentment and longer life span may not be among the spoils…
Atlantic writer Emily Esfahani Smith can wield a semicolon: “Ambition drives people forward; relationships and community, by imposing limits, hold people back.”
To Smith, the tension between ambition, relationships, and happiness is at the center of our conversations about leaning in, having it all, and why we’re always so busy.
It’s often a problem of latency: As Clay Christensen once told us, the extra hour you spend at work might yield positive feedback the next morning, but you won’t get that same immediacy when you leave that work to have dinner with your family.
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Are Ambitious People Happier?

If you go and get yours, you may get more in the end—but contentment and longer life span may not be among the spoils…

Atlantic writer Emily Esfahani Smith can wield a semicolon: “Ambition drives people forward; relationships and community, by imposing limits, hold people back.”

To Smith, the tension between ambition, relationships, and happiness is at the center of our conversations about leaning inhaving it all, and why we’re always so busy.

It’s often a problem of latency: As Clay Christensen once told us, the extra hour you spend at work might yield positive feedback the next morning, but you won’t get that same immediacy when you leave that work to have dinner with your family.

Read the rest here.

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Our new sister site, The Atlantic Cities, is now live! The Atlantic Cities explores the most innovative ideas and pressing issues facing today’s global cities and neighborhoods. By bringing together news, analysis, data, and trends, the site is an engaging destination for an increasingly urbanized world.

To learn more, read this post by Sommer Mathis, check out the website, and let us know what you think.

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An Architect Squeezes 24 Rooms Into 344 Square Feet. Sally Schneider considers the feat:

Using sliding panels and walls and consummately clever thinking, architect Gary Chang revamped his tiny 344-square-foot Hong Kong apartment to be able to change it into 24 different designs. It totally challenges preconceived notions of what a space can be, which is Chang’s mission.

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