The new status symbols

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The new status symbols

I made the biggest purchase of my life when I was 26 years old.

It was a fancy condo in the East Village of New York City.

And a tale of two cities.

It was 585 square feet ("worst of times") and had a sexy pool on the roof ("best of times").

I won't share what oversized closets were selling for nearly two decades ago.

But I was single. And I had bought access to a rooftop pool.

This was going to be a crowd pleaser with the ladies.

(Turns out I met Lisa a few months later… she found the pool douche-y.)

And it turns out status symbols can change with time.

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Here are this week's top reads:

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How to stay young at 50

5 minutes | Kevin Dahlstrom

50 is a big age to hit (it’s coming sooner than I’d like). And on that big day, “some people turn 70 and some turn 30.” My favorite takeaways on staying forever 30 include: writing for the mind, letting go of resentment and avoiding the deferred life plan.

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// two

Serena Williams’s next challenge? The rest of her life.

2 minutes | New York Times

Going from the top of your game to retirement is hard on anyone. Especially for athletes who are still physically in their prime. Tennis great Serena Williams is two years into retirement and still struggling with the change. It turns out athletes are also post-achievement professionals.

Read the article

// three

‘What was I thinking?’ The big-ticket items people regret

5 minutes | Wall Street Journal

They say the two happiest days in boat owners lives are the day they buy it and the day they sell it. Turns out it’s also true for Rolexes, vacation cabins and custom clothes. Things don’t bring us happiness. The question we all have to answer for ourselves is: what does?

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