Reportedly, there are people out there who actually enjoy commuting, even if their commute is as long as 45 minutes. The trick, use the time you're travelling to do all kind of stuff -- listening to music, checking out online material or snapping photographs.
How to create the perfect commute? Track down a few happy travelers, and they'll tell you it's not just about length. People can enjoy commutes as long as 45 minutes, studies showand men are less frustrated by long commutes than women. But a happy commute is predictable. It is productiveoften enlivened by mobile devices and satellite radio. And it offers clear rewards for the hassle. A person who commutes an hour each way has to make 40% more money to be as satisfied with life as a person who lives near the office, according to research co-authored by Alois Stutzer, an economics professor at the University of Basel in Switzerland.
I particularly liked this part:
Predictability is worth a lot to Bobby Brancazio when he commutes$174 a month, to be exact. Mr. Brancazio became so frustrated by long lines and delays on his bus commute from Hoboken, N.J., to New York City that he switched a year ago to the ferry. The cost is $272 a month, compared with $98 for the bus, says Mr. Brancazio, 29, a civil engineer. But his new route takes 30 to 45 minutes, compared with 1 1/2 to 2 hours on the bus. He loves standing on the ferry's top deck, taking photos of the skyline. "It's like an eight-minute vacation every day, a mini-cruise in the middle of the concrete jungle," he says.
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