How the “Selfie Phenomenon” is Re-Defining Beauty

I really liked this video (below), and it makes a very salient point toward the end: that social media (Internet/digital technology)...

Doesn’t Play Well With Others

I'm beginning to believe that things are about to get really ugly, all around the world. Why? Because throughout history, collectivism...

Resolving Conflict via Mindset Adjustment & Behavioral Adaptation

When circumstances change in our life (which is inevitable), and therefore conflict arises, we can deal with it in essentially one of...

Why I Won’t Join Your MLM “Business”—So Please Stop Asking

Suddenly I'm being approached by people to join, or buy into, the MLM business they're involved in. This is a relatively...

Making Good Art: Risking Non- Conformity & Embracing Failure

An unfortunate paradox that we all face is this: humanity reveres non-conformists from the past, but persecutes them in the present. Yes, humanity...

Amazon Isn’t Driving Publishers & Bookstores Out of Business; Authors & Readers Are

The idiocy of all this anti-Amazon crap makes my head hurt.... Seems there's another feud brewing in the publishing arena, this time...

Find What You Love, And Let It Kill You

I am in the process of eliminating as many of the petty distractions in my life that I can, in an attempt to...

Experiencing Happiness is More Important Than Winning

Winning Is Secondary Whenever I participate in games or sporting activities, I try to focus on the ultimate purpose of experiencing happiness and enjoying the...

I Am A Hypocrite

Yes, I am a hypocrite sometimes. And that's a kick in the groin for me, because I despise hypocrisy, as anyone...

The Lofty Standards of Liberty & Why We Should Strive For Them

Okay, I'll admit it: many years ago, when I was young and ignorant, I was an avid listener to—and worse, heartily agreed...

The Benefits of “Chuckfests”

I no longer keep "stuff" around; if an item is no longer utilitarian to me, I chuck it, sell it, give it...

How the Internet Enables People to Transcend Political & Cultural Barriers

I really love how the Internet and digital technology is showing us that people, all over the world, are pretty much the same—regardless...

Reduce the Overwhelming to Micro-Steps & Get Started

Recently, I was reading a quick little article by Robert Locke, published over on Lifehack, entitled 10 Reasons Why Some People Are...

Are You an Optimist, or a Realist? The Pros & Cons of Optimism Bias

I find it fascinating: optimists are considered unrealistic, while realistic people are deemed pessimists. And everyone wants to be around optimists,...

A Culture of Disrespect

I recently read an article on Matt Walsh's blog entitled: Your husband doesn't have to earn your respect, and it really struck me, as respect—or,...

Going Pro & the Power of 31

If all goes as planned over the next couple of weeks (and there's every indication that it will), then I will have experienced...

Juicing: The Ultimate Solution for Us Veggie-Haters?

All my life, I've never been one for eating vegetables. Mostly because all my live, I've never been a rabbit.  I could...