On the Fallibility of the Mind… and How You Can Exploit It For Your Own Gain

Fake news and alternative facts are terms we’ve all grown sick of hearing by now, I’m sure. The current state of American politics aside, history is filled with examples that tragically illustrate how lies told boldly, often enough, are believed by many. “We tend to think of memories as perfect little time capsules—important records of … [Read more…]

Revealed: The Dirty Little Secret to Stealing Your Attention

A good magician never reveals their tricks. Why would they? They make too much money selling the illusion. It’s the bad magicians, the ones who can’t sell out venues, who don’t have the marketing and public relations savvy to become big stars, who usually end up making those “secrets revealed” exposes that were so popular … [Read more…]

Can 2017 Really Be Different?

2016 was an awful year. I’m being political. I ended 2015 in a major medical crisis. I spent most of 2016 trying to get well. I will forever remember 2016 as a year spent taking muscle relaxers, doing physical therapy, and learning how to cook the foods I love because I couldn’t leave the house … [Read more…]

Is It Just Me, Or Have I Lost Sight of What’s Important?

It’s 5 o’clock in the morning and I should be sleeping. Things just keep running through my head and instead of laying in bed, snoring, I’m sitting here with my computer on my lap scouring through social media for… I don’t know what for. I have no idea. None whatsoever. Do you know how much life … [Read more…]

Never Stop Learning. Ever.

When the Jim Carrey movie Bruce Almighty hit theaters, I thought it was the most blasphemous concept for a movie I’d ever heard. I mean, Morgan Freeman playing God? And then vacating His powers to Carrey? Yet when someone finally sat me down with a DVD copy of the film and assured me it wasn’t as blasphemous as I … [Read more…]

Defining the Season

There are three words that have defined fall 2013 for me: Pumpkin Spice Latte. Not the Starbucks variety, though it’s very good in its own right and I do enjoy a venti pumpkin spice latte whenever I’m near a Starbucks, but I’m talking about the homemade variety. See, the closest Starbucks is nearly fifty miles … [Read more…]