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What Am I Wasting Time on This Week?

  1. Designing elaborate skincare routines based off things I read on the internet Spend twenty minutes browsing r/skincareaddiction and you’ll feel like an all-seeing, all-knowing dermatologist. You can also lose a bushel of money if you’re not...

Music to Edit By

First draft of the next book is done, which means it’s time for the interminable editing process to begin. Music is one of the few ways to make it a little more bearable. (Contrary to popular belief, telling yourself that “it could be a lot worse”...
How to Make Yourself Write

How to Make Yourself Write

You’re home from work. The kids are asleep. The house is––not clean, but not a disaster area, either. Now you have time to write. But… You should reply to that email before you forget. And what about that book you bought yesterday? Besides, you need a...
Half-Baked Idea

Half-Baked Idea

The untold story of the early 21st Century is how synthetic communities (e.g. forums, Facebook groups, Tumblr, blogospheres, subreddits, etc.) can exacerbate or even create mental problems by rapidly spreading dysfunctional ideas, worldviews, and behaviors. Cases in...
Why are essential oils so popular?

Why are essential oils so popular?

You might have noticed an uptick in articles, posts, and social media chatter about essential oils in the last few years. I know I have. Until a few years ago, I’d never heard of essential oils being touted as a cure or treatment for anything, aside from maybe a...

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