The Right Kind of Writing is Good for You. Bonus: It’s Simple!

February 26, 2015


Writing Is Good For You

There is solid empirical research indicating that the right kind of writing can have a measurable benefit in your life.

Posted in: Writing

Don’t Be Mean! We Regress to the Mean With or Without Scolding.

February 20, 2015



Before you know it, you’re trying not to jinx yourself with compliments and cursing at yourself like a drill sergeant whenever you make a mistake.

Posted in: Thinking

Know When to Cut and Run: Five Permanent Obstacles to Your Happiness

January 28, 2015


The Happiness Hypothesis

The good news: although you won’t ever become so accustomed to these negative experiences that you will eliminate their negative effects, they aren't like gravity. You have some control over them.

Posted in: Happiness

People Proceed Products: My Business is Your Business.

January 26, 2015


My business card

In practical terms, this means, for the next little while, I will be talking to people, testing ideas, and seeing what sticks with who, how, and, ideally, why.

Posted in: Entrepreneurialism

Your Life is Waging War On Your Brain. Follow These Three Easy Tips, and Fight Back Today.

January 23, 2015



The good news: you can stop, and reverse your brain’s deterioration, but the longer you wait, the harder it will be to reverse the damage done.

Posted in: Brains

Comedy is Activism: The Daily Show and Its Duty to Be Funny

January 21, 2015


Jon Stewart

Whether Stewart wants to admit or not, for as long as there have been jesters poking fun at kings, the best comedy has always been a form of activism.

Posted in: Arts and Culture

Not in a Position to be a Missionary? You’re Probably F**ked.

January 19, 2015



The best salespeople are missionaries. They are always looking to convert, convert, convert.

Posted in: Entrepreneurialism

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