With Smarter Living, the New York Times Is Making an Old Bet on Service Journalism

I have been thinking a lot about what to say no to in my life. Second dates with people who are just fine, a new maxi dress that is cute but expensive, and a day hike that would take longer to travel to than to do have all gotten the boot as of late. That’s thanks to the words, “if it’s not a ‘hell yeah,’ it’s a ‘no,’ ” which have been stuck in my mind like they’re on a Post-It Note. The quote is from entrepreneur Derek Sivers, but it didn’t come to me via his book “Anything You Want,” nor did I hear in one of his advice videos or on a “Monday Motivation” edition of a podcast, or even on Pinterest. ….[READ]