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The Happy Commuter: Over 100 ways to improve and enjoy your commute

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Are you in the ‘distraction’ or ‘helpful’ camp? Listening to music while reading is a subject that certainly divides our office. While a lot of people aren’t able to concentrate on a book with the Top 40 blaring in their ears (this constitutes as ‘multi-tasking’, after all), many find it is less distracting than inadvertently listening to the surround-sound of other passengers’ conversations. Why not try listening to calming, ‘no-lyric’ songs, such as classical or chill-out tunes? This way, you won’t be tempted to sing a long, but you’ll be sure to drown out the hubbub. The pandemic means that, for many, it is no longer necessary to leave home, let alone your neighbourhood, to go to work. This may have the effect of making people more insular and isolated, says Webb. He tells me about some people who, during the Crusades, took off from a village in Gloucestershire; when they reached Gloucester, they thought they had reached Jerusalem and prepared to fight the infidel. “Your outlook will probably become as restricted as that of a medieval peasant,” he jokes. At least, I think he is joking. Yes. He says these books are easier to get on with. David says that it really comes down to the individual - each person is different. But he says that there has been a shift – a change – in what people read. Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting" by Clare Pooley is a story about perceptions, kindness, and friendship! In addition, Tailwind Air is taking active steps to ensure that our operations remain safe, reliable, and clean. We follow the guidance of the CDC and FAA and have additional steps in place to reduce the risk of the virus. These include but are not limited to:

At first Iona seemed like she would be an Eleanor Oliphant type which initially raised hope. But as the story plays out we come to realize she's little more than an aging lesbian who enjoys counseling strangers she sees regularly on the train.

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When you think of reading on your commute, you’ll undoubtedly think of novels. Yes, you can lose yourself in a novel, but don’t forget to spice things up a bit sometimes by also reading other materials. Planning a trip somewhere? Why not buy a travel guide on your destination and do your homework? Or perhaps you’ve always been meaning to brush up on your French? Start reading a Queues at Piccadilly bus station, 1946. One-third of Britons had become commuters between the world wars. Photograph: Mirrorpix/Getty Images language guide and you’ll really be putting your time to good use. Or should we say, “bon usage du temps”. The price of the commuter books varies depending on where you’re flying from and to, so it’s best to shop around before you choose one. If you usually fly in one area of the country, look for commuter books through regional, rather than national, airlines. We're going to hear part of a BBC interview with David Adshead from the Commuter Book Club. A commuter travels to work by bus, train or here in London, The Tube, a train that goes all over the city, mostly underground.

When you go on holiday – maybe to the beach – what kind of books do you read? And what do you read when you're going to work? I like that this bag is super versatile and that it could be used not only on the daily commute but for fun on the trails on the weekends. The hard-wearing exterior and dark colour mean that any potential damage or dirt from the weekend’s adventures won’t be seen. Exactly, to appear to others to be more intellectual. But actually, what we find in this is that it really comes down to the individual – what they like to read and actually we've seen this summer a lot of the book sales - summer reads is generally lighter books, easier to get on with, to take away on holiday - but the big retailers have seen a shift actually - people moving sort of slightly higher brow, taking away more classic books. Sales in that way have increased. Right now I’m gravitating towards stories that just make my heart happy. Stories that bring me joy and make me feel content, safe, and optimistic.Number 5 was my favorite, the magic bag lady. How much stuff can one woman stuff into a bag? Iona is prepared for it all. Poniewozik, James (January 11, 2018). "Review: In 'Electric Dreams,' the Future Seems Outdated". The New York Times . Retrieved February 4, 2018. Horsley, a social researcher, is – or was – a super-commuter. Her journey from Northampton to Westminster, by bike, train, tube and foot, took two hours. Then two hours home again in the evening. And she misses it. “I certainly don’t miss the cost of it, but I miss the routine it gave me. I find it harder to switch off and to get into work mode – I get out of bed and walk into my office, so I have no mental preparation for the day. And I tend to work past my hours.” July 19, 2021– Fly the Fast Lane with Tailwind Air. Experienced seaplane operator announces groundbreaking scheduled service, creating the fastest way between Manhattan and Boston. Travelers may now enjoy a nonstop, seaplane flight directly from Manhattan’s New York Skyport (IATA code: NYS) on East 23rd Street to Boston Harbor (IATA Code: BNH), where a dedicated, seven-minute water taxi will transfer clients to the South Boston waterfront. Flights areapproximately seventy-five minutes and start August 3rd, 2021. Just as being at work is not only about the work, so commuting is not only about commuting, says Moran. While the situationist philosophers of 60s Paris may have regarded commuting as an unwanted product of capitalism, with its unpaid labour and alienating dead space, “some people actually quite like the commute, if it’s not too long. Partly because it’s time alone. It’s a sort of third space between home and work. Particularly with new technology, you can do lots of things with that time,” he says. “There is a slightly social aspect to it as well: you spend time with these intimate strangers; often you see the same people on the train every day. There is a minimal community to it.”

Well here is novelist Fiona Harper talking about how she writes her romantic novels. She wants people to not stop reading her stories once they start – she wants them to be hooked. It’s full of second chances, connections, friendship, forgiveness, honesty, and proof that people aren’t always just as they appear. The audiobook narrator, Clare Corbett, does a fabulous job delivering the one-liner comments creatively written by the author. With ageism, bullying, anxiety, dementia, and sensitive relationship issues to cover it's easier to digest these hard topics when served with a happy dose of humor on the side.Yes, he says that the shops that sell books – that's the retailers – say the books people are buying are more highbrow – the classics, as we were talking about. I love this story! The author creates a diverse group of characters who are in dire need of the ear and shoulder of a friend. Riding at the same time on the same trains together is, hands-down, the best thing that happens to all of them. The 8.08’s usually pretty busy – I’d be standing in the door somewhere,” Charlie Deacon, who posted the video, tells me on the phone. He did not chat to his fellow commuters. “I recognised the same people most days, but I didn’t really know anyone.” What do you read when you are on the bus or train? Some people might hold a copy of a classic novel to impress other commuters. Neil and Alice discuss people's reading habits. Listen to the programme and learn new vocabulary. This week's question Oh I see… Well we are talking about the kinds of books people read and what they say about them today.

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