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Never Met a Book I didn’t Like…

May 19, 2009


... until I did. I recently picked up "The Paradox of Choice" by Barry Schwartz. I love behavioral economics books and anything that uses cocktail-party-ready examples to teach me about why we are the way we are. In fact, I was so excited to dig i...

Spring Cleaning 2.0

May 15, 2009


Around this time of year, I start itching to throw open all the windows and conduct a little spring cleaning at my apartment. That has yet to happen, but at some point the dust will be shuttered out and the summer ushered in.This year, that got me...

But I just want tea

May 8, 2009


Earlier this week, I went to Starbucks. (Some of you will say that my first mistake was patronizing the evil corporate empire, but stay with me. I'd actually argue that Starbucks does a lot of good in this world - their contributions to fair trade...

0 to 13.1 in 365

May 6, 2009


I didn't start counting on the first day, but somewhere over the past 365 of them, I went from never running a day in my life to completing my first half marathon. I didn't use any fancy training program (unless you call my running friend, K "fanc...