- Use the 90/10 rule to decide where to base
Use the 90/10 rule to decide where to base
A simple framework for making smarter decisions about where to live and work
Welcome to Borderless. Every week, we handpick the best links on digital nomads, remote work and global mobility to help you navigate the quirks of living and working on the internet.
Nomad List’s latest report on the world’s fastest-growing remote work hubs is out, and the majority are in Asia. Among the top contenders, a vibrant Asian city known for combining innovation and culture, a laid-back South East Asian beach island, and an unexpected South American capital that is in the top 10 for the first time.
Nomads are often blamed for gentrification, and it’s true that an influx of high-earning nomads can adversely impact locals. But, are there ways to reap the benefits of travel and freedom while minimizing the impact on host communities? SafetyWing’s Lauren Razavi has thoughts …
Katie Collins for CNET
While it seems like a no-brainer to choose where you live based on the factors that impact your life the most, many people just don’t do this. Instead, they gravitate towards places that appeal to their idealized vision of what life would be like there, leaving them wondering why they’re disappointed when the reality falls short of their expectations.
Kate McKay for Art of Manliness
While national immigration policies remain stuck in a political stalemate, cities grapple with the consequences. Can place-based visas (like “heartland” visas in the US) empower cities to make their own decisions?
Elle Griffin for The Elysian
Ah, the nomad desire to explore new places while also fantasizing about the familiarity and community of a home base. But as Gen Z embraces nomadism, they’re showing us that perhaps the two things don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
Michelle Peng for Charter Works
The 9-to-5 workday–that good, old relic of the Industrial Revolution–is causing stress and unhappiness among workers, especially younger generations. Faced with climate change, economic uncertainty and ballooning student loans, is it time to reevaluate the concept of "hard work" and question whether our social structures are truly serving us?
Kayla Scanlon for Kyla’s Newsletter
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