Sometimes it's the other people, the quiet people, around us, not those who are intent to ruin things, that make big differences in the world, in our life. Nancy White explains in this lovely first person narrative. 

File under 'Best Jobs Ever'? Maybe not. Try working with the lady in the Doll Hair Salon. We're in love with this piece by Katie DeBruhl.

In this issue of WORK, Charles Rammelkamp goes into retirement.

Jon Simmons explores how Miscommunication leads to Intercommunication.

Balance, freedom, emptiness, achievement, excitement, notoriety … what makes a person happy? (And is 'being happy' what life is all about?) Thank Dan Morey for this choice slice.