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We’re often surprisingly good at things we don’t care that much about

Rear view of a woman in a red dress playing the piano.

Should you suddenly find yourself with more time on your hands, perhaps for pandemic-related reasons, consider this: Studies have found that enjoyable leisure activities are actually good for your health.

In this cultural moment when we’re all trying to be really good at a lot of things, it can be…

It has all the same benefits as a book club, but it’s more adaptable to busy schedules

About a decade ago, shortly after my daughter was born, I developed my own private ritual: Whenever I needed a pick-me-up from the intense demands of new motherhood, I’d turn on the parenting podcast The Shortest Longest Time. …

There’s value in trying things without commitment

As I write this, there’s an almost-new guitar sitting in my parents’ basement, a pair of slightly scuffed tap shoes in my closet, one mostly deformed ring holder on my dresser, and a dwindling supply of handmade thank-you cards — well, somewhere in my apartment, I think.

Collectively, these items…

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