Splendid Sundays Volume 173

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A handful of splendid finds from around the worldwide web:

The secret to SoulCycle's success? Maintaining the luxury. "When people pay for something, there’s a certain commitment and a certain energy that they bring to it, and that elevates the whole concept." [Racked]

How to help a colleague who is going through a crisis. "In most situations, saying nothing is worse than conveying sincerely that you’re sorry this happened to the person." [Fast Company]

Meet Becky Hammon, the NBA's first female coach. "As an assistant coach for the defending NBA champions, the San Antonio Spurs, she's not only the first full-time female coach in the league, but also the first in all four major American professional sports (including baseball, football, and hockey)." [Marie Claire]

The science of protecting people's feelings: why we pretend all opinions are equal. "Human groups (especially in the United States) err much more in the direction of giving everybody a say than in the direction of deferring too much to experts. And that’s quite obviously harmful on any number of issues, especially in science." [Washington Post]

Noteworthy from The Splendid Collective:

The 2015 UK Wedding Study from Splendid Insights is now available for download, along with the Premium and Luxury wedding budget reports.

Research from Splendid Insights was included in a Wall Street Journal story this week on the wedding market in Indonesia.

Currently reading: Creativity, Inc from A Year of Books

Quotable: "Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." — Mary Oliver

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