The gun on the mantle piece doesn’t have to go off, and doesn’t even have to be there, at least not in the final draft, but it’s good to have it there while writing. Read More
What happens when a nuclear bomb hits a city?
Neil Halloran (of WWII Deaths documentary fame) takes on the question. It’s not a pretty picture, but there are things we can do to lessen the risk. Read More
Sometimes you stumble, slip, fall down. Best intentions are only that, intentions. Sometimes they fail.
The key isn’t to be eternally successful. The key is to be kind to yourself when you fail. Learning to forgive yourself is a skill. Forgiving yourself is a skill, too, but you can’t start with it. You have to start by learning how to learn it.
Forgiveness is tough. We learn to forgive others. We’re taught to do it, forced to do it, but rarely does anyone take us aside and tell us to be kind to ourselves.
Instead, we internalize the critical voices, the ones that tell us what we should do, absolutely must do, least we end up outcasts, alone, hated, bereft. Read More
Yet another X Tips to Greatness vlog list.
Except this one is from Jerry B Jenkins, who know what he’s talking about after writing professionally for some 190+ books in 40 years. And it’s not about where to put the commas, but rather how to survive writing a long work. Read More
If I knew I’d die tomorrow, I’d spend the day playing video games, bingeing on chocolates, and wailing that life wasn’t fair.
If I lived this way every day, I’d get obese, depressed, and likely would die tomorrow. Read More
Is your home, your workplace, your Friendly Neighborhood Military Installation safe?
Likely not. Read More
So, like, global warming? Well…
Here’s what happens when you get a top-notch scientific cartoonist to plot 22 000 years of temperature in one image. Read More
I’ve got a soft spot for learning methods.
Anything that promises to be a productivity hack gets my attention. This video is a quick and sometimes brutal overview of how to study, it’s aimed at students but works for everyone.
Also, I wish I’d found it earlier because I’ve already implemented a number of those techniques on my own. Watching a 12 minute video would have been a much faster way of doing it. Read More
The five minute workout. The sweepstakes giveaway. The 10 simple ways to increase your productivity. Seven habits of highly successful people. Three core rules of effective leadership.
All of this is a result of our biology. Read More
How much energy does it take to fuel an electric car? And is it really all that environmentally friendly?
Turns out there are studies of this, and the results are somewhat surprising. Check out the “energy needed to bring the electricity to the car” column… Read More