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Why TED takes two weeks off every summer

Why TED takes two weeks off every summer

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TED.com has gone dark for two weeks. No new TED Talks will be posted until August 4, while most of the TED staff takes a two-week holiday. Yes, we all go on break at the same time (mostly). No, we don’t all go to the same place. We’ve been doing it this way now for five years, and it works for us. []

Leave work for a year to go live on a remote island? How a TED Talk inspired me to take a mid-career sabbatical

Leave work for a year to go live on a remote island? How a TED Talk inspired me to take a mid-career sabbatical

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By Winston Chen Odysseus…Gauguin…Robinson Crusoe…and me? Many people dream of the ultimate escape: throwing all the baggage of civilization away and taking off to live on a remote island. But few people—particularly professional couples with young kids—actually go through with it. And yet, that’s just what my family did: we left Boston, and my reliable []