‘Dorms for Grownups’ May be the Solution to Your Lonely Existence (Atlantic)

Roommates200 Remember those great college days when you padded around your dorm in your socks making friends left and right? A couple of entrepreneurs in Syracuse, N.Y., are hatching a plan to give single adults a refresher course in co-living with a new living space design they call “Commonspace.” When construction is complete, Commonspace residents will live in microapartments designed around common living areas to help residents make friends. Read the article.

Network Smarter with Social Media (Harvard Business Review)

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Swapping business cards is still a good idea, but social media can take your networking to the next level.

Networking at an industry conference is only half the battle, argues Alexandra Samuel in Harvard Business Review.

Once you’ve collected a pile of business cards, it’s time to use “social media to turn conference introductions into ongoing connections.” Check out these social media tips to make the most of your new contacts. 

A Quick Primer on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (Vox)


Listen to a recent presidential debate and you’re likely to hear a discussion on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Timothy Lee from Vox explains that modern trade agreements like the TPP are significant because they upend the rules of the global economy.

The TPP, which would reduce trade barriers for certain products among countries bordering the Pacific Ocean, also has far-reaching implications for labor rules, legal protections for drug companies, and copyright protections. Read the article here.

Three Disruptive Ideas to Improve Air Travel (Fast Company)

Most air travelers are pretty much resigned to the fact that flying is likely to be an uncomfortable, stressful, and largely unsatisfying experience. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are three radical ideas that can turn things around by disrupting air travel (in a good way).