I (heart) NPR: 5 More Reasons You Should, Too

audiobook of NPR show Go ahead, make fun of me, I really do love NPR. It’s on almost 90 percent of the time whether I’m in the car, getting ready in the morning or at the YSN office. They cover everything from world events and local issues to sports and entertainment. And it’s not just news-news either; there are sports and movie commentaries, artist and musician profiles and interviews, and general human interest stories. One of my favorites, which I previously mentioned in my “Top 5 NPR Shows” post is “This I Believe,” in which every day people (and sometimes famous ones) explain the values and beliefs that drive their lives.

This week’s essay, Leaving Work to Watch the Sunset, reminded me of why this series is an amazingly motivational and inspirational for everyone — especially young professionals — to listen to weekly and, every once in a while, sift through the archives. It’s about how one workaholic made the commitment to leaving work every day at five o’clock to go enjoy the rest of her life. I’ve included the link below and four others that I find equally inspiring. You can listen to them or read the text by following the links. It’s so easy to subscribe to the free podcast, too! Enjoy!

  1. Leaving Work to Watch the Sunset by Laurie Granieri (March 2, 2008)
  2. Do What You Love by Tony Hawk (July 24, 2006)
  3. Living What You Do Every Day by Yolanda O’Bannon (Nov. 06, 2006)
  4. The Artistry in Hidden Talents by Mel Rusnov (Feb. 06, 2006)
  5. Unleashing the Power of Creativity by Bill Gates (Sep. 19, 2005)

903044812_ed2b807568.jpgJovie Baclayon is the editorial director for YSN.com and an expert in the experiences faced by emerging adults. To learn more, check out Jovie’s YSN portfolio and feel free to e-mail her! She blogs every Wednesday and Friday on Waste Time Wisely.