Driving is a fact of life. We are all spending more and more time on the road, and traffic is an issue we face everyday. This audiobook will make you think about it in a whole new light.
"Driving Towards Traffic"
Why is showing up to work wearing the same outfit as a coworker so embarrassing? Why do we venerate so many artists who were controversial or ignored during their lifetimes? What makes an ideal cat an ideal cat, or an ideal beer an ideal beer, in the eyes of expert judges? From the tangled underpinnings of our food taste to our unsettling insecurity before unfamiliar works of art to the complex dynamics of our playlists and the pop charts, our preferences and opinions are constantly being shaped by countless forces.
"How's My Driving?"
Studies suggest we are now more comfortable expressing ourselves with emoji than words. But the power of visual communication has always been vital to our survival.
"The Psychology of Genre" is from the May 28, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Tom Vanderbilt and narrated by Kristi Burns.
Why does the other lane always seem to be moving faster? What does the way you drive say about you? Is the road a microcosm of society or an autonomous republic that functions according to its own set of rules? Does traffic work the same all over the world?