Bundling 2013: My year end review

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“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

Albert Einstein

Never stop questioning – isn’t that a great mantra? It’s what drives me both professionally and personally. While it does drive some people crazy, it’s my way of learning – exploring new ideas and new ways of thinking.

As I scanned the curious g posts in preparation for this 2013 wrap, I discovered that I had visited certain topics a number of times. The clusters circled books, currencies, happiness and New York. I was intrigued more by these topics while selfies, twerking and Obamacare saturated the global news world. As a change-up this year, four clusters make up my favorite 10 stories of 2013.

Never stop questioning – isn’t that a great mantra? It’s what drives me both professionally and personally. While it does drive some people crazy, it’s my way of learning – exploring new ideas and new ways of thinking.   As I scanned the curious g posts in preparation for this 2013 wrap, I discovered that I visited certain topics a number of times. The clusters circled books, currencies, happiness and New York. I was intrigued more by these topics while selfies, twerking and Obamacare saturated the bigger news world. As a bit of a change-up this year, four clusters make up my favorite 10 stories of 2013.

Never stop questioning – isn’t that a great mantra? It’s what drives me both professionally and personally. While it does drive some people crazy, it’s my way of learning – exploring new ideas and new ways of thinking.   As I scanned the curious g posts in preparation for this 2013 wrap, I discovered that I visited certain topics a number of times. The clusters circled books, currencies, happiness and New York. I was intrigued more by these topics while selfies, twerking and Obamacare saturated the bigger news world. As a bit of a change-up this year, four clusters make up my favorite 10 stories of 2013.

1 ~ 3 > Feelin’ bookish

The New York Public Library’s (NYPL) wonderful exhibit about why children’s books are so important ran parallel to Banned Book Week in September. All that goodness came after the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice earlier in the year. Book are still alive and kickin’ – thankfully.

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4 ~ 6 > Gold diggin’

Currency was big news this year with virtual Bitcoins leading the way of future payment. Booming first, then busting at this writing – Bitcoin’s value plunged today. But cold, hard cash had a Renaissance both here and in the UK where several bills got a facelift. The saga of Jane Austen gracing the British £10 note made global headlines, while the US $100 bill got a bigger, better, less counterfeitable Ben.

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7 ~ 8 > Happy dancin’

Head to Hawaii if you’re interested in relocating to find the contentment you seek – it’s the happiest US state. And if you’re not sure if you’re happy, or what happiness means, check out the big list of studies on happiness. You’ll find doing the happy dance is easy, finding actual happiness, well…that’s complicated.

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9 ~ 10 > Travelin’ shows

The beautiful Grand Central Terminal celebrated its 100th birthday back in february with exhibits and a host of activities throughout the year. In contrast, but just as grand, was UK street artist Banksy’s month-long residence in the city. Mysterious, chaotic, thrilling – Banksy set New Yorkers in motion across five boroughs to view his ephemeral art.

Don’t forget to check out my top 10 picks in film and theater too.

Welcome 2014!

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