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How to Break Bad Habits by Simulating Rock Bottom
You decide where you make your turn-around. Here’s how to do it sooner.
The Fringe Benefits of Procrastination
Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most accomplished people the world has ever known. He was not just brilliant, but prolific as well.
(Why) America Needs Perestroika From Capitalism
Reimagining the Future of Human Possibility
I Tried 7 Different Morning Routines — Here’s What Made Me Happiest
Of all the themes that constantly resurface in self-improvement writing, the ever-elusive “optimal morning routine” is certainly high on…
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How will the world know, if I am no longer here? Will the world feel the vacuum, left by me?
Vincent van Gogh, Kurt Cobain and Suicide
I recently watched “Loving Vincent” and I was completely blown away. Aside from the astronomical talent displayed by the more than 100…
In Vino Veritas or That Time Some Asshole At the Supermarket Pretended to Like Me But Was Really…
Saturday Night Supermarket Hijinks
Moments from Yosemite
Photos & thoughts from the wilderness of Sierra Nevada
What It Looks Like On The Dark Side of the Web
Talking troll culture, online harassment and the state of the media with media studies scholar Whitney Phillips
Meditation and Mindfulness for the Western Mind: Fab or Fad?
They are popping up everywhere and in rich varieties: hot yoga, power yoga, hatha yoga, kundalini yoga, mindfulness. Practices from within…
Spirits in Your Brain
Eleven Years of Misdiagnosis
One boy’s battle with a rare disease reveals common struggles among patients worldwide
Rare and Orphan
Moons Over Baltimore
My Life in the Baltimore Sun
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Is Bitcoin a Bubble?
Like wt*, in 2017 it feels like ICOs are the new stocks (or IPOs) and Bitcoin is an unstoppable force, or a bubble. Looks like Satoshi…
Michael K. Spencer
Economy on the Shoulders of Wants
It’s a great time of year to talk about needs and wants because the new Iphones are in.
How to Measure Ghosts: Arthur C. Nielsen and the Invention of Big Data
This is a story about ghosts. About how the technological networks of the twentieth century made us more distant, and yet more connected…
A Brief History of Attention
From Brexit to Climate Change: How Social Networks Lead to Echo Chambers
The structure of social networks can shed light on society in many ways. From racism to politics to religious extremism, the complexities…
Social Network Theory
Diapers: Unwrapping the Dirty Truth
The parental search for convenience throughout history
Why the Most Successful VC Firms Keep Winning
The best companies seek out the most successful investors, and gains accumulate at the top
Understanding Venture Capital
The Strangeness of the Colchicum
Tracing the history of the autumn crocus, from murder weapon to medicine
Somewhere, a girl waits
There’s a boy who lives in Chicago, his smile quick, the words roll off his tongue, but the two hour flight might as well be the Milky Way…
You Think This Is A Costume? No Way.
Let’s Address & Undress The Costume Treatment
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Bulgarian Magical Healers: Don’t Call Me a Witch!
Is healing outside of modern medicine miraculous or perhaps even magical?
A private college run by a Prophet you never trusted, but your daddy thought would save you, man and school. “Won’t let you quit. You will…
Maybe It’s Time We Stop Putting “Good” White Guys On A Pedestal
I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. Being a man who uses the language o f feminism, a white person who speaks out against racism, a…
I was anxious, fearful and addicted to non-stop news
Here’s how I slowed down — without going off the grid.
The Unwavering Nourishment of Femme Friendships
How friendships with femmes saved me