Announcing the Reading List: 100+ Good Books to Read

I’m excited to share a new project with you today! It’s called the reading list and, as you would expect, it’s filled with good books to read. Our community has grown quickly from a handful of people two years ago to more than 125,000 people today. (Thank you so much for taking the time to…[click to continue reading…]

Reducing Stress: What Scientists Learned From the Children Who Survived a Famine During the Deadliest War in History

There was nothing left to eat. The butter had disappeared in October. By November, adult food rations had been cut to 1000 calories per day. A few months later, in the dead of winter, rations dropped to 500 calories per day. Food stocks throughout the country were empty. If you were lucky enough to have…[click to continue reading…]

2014 Annual Review

Each year, I take some time in December to write my Annual Review. The purpose of this yearly report is to reflect on the previous twelve months and write an honest review of what went well, what could have gone better, and what I’m working toward. My Annual Review is a time when I get…[click to continue reading…]

Best of 2014: The 10 Most Popular Articles of the Year

Well friends, we have reached the final month of another great year. After publishing a new article every Monday and Thursday during 2014, I’d like to share the 10 most popular articles of the year. I started this tradition last year when I published my list of the Best of 2013. For me, it is…[click to continue reading…]

What I Do When it Feels Like My Work Isn’t Good Enough

In the beginning, it was easy. There was no pressure. There were no outside eyes. There were no expectations. When I started writing, I wrote in a private document for over a year before I published my first article on I wrote about what I wanted to write about. I wrote because I wanted…[click to continue reading…]