TED: Dao Nguyen

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TEDNYC that took place on October 17 in New York, NY under the general title of How to build the future. What’s the secret to making content people love? Why does some content (primarily video) go viral while other does not? How can you learn to create […]


Sometimes going on a diet is simply not enough. No, I am not referring to a weight loss program, since I do not happen to be affected by the obesity epidemic that is ravaging not just the so-called developed world: obesity rates in sub-Saharan Africa are shooting up faster than in just about anywhere else […]


Our lives revolve around money: We need it to get shelter, buy food, get clothes to keep us warm (or stylish, for those of us a little bit more fashion-conscious), pay the bills… or splurge a little and get the latest gadget out there or go on vacation. After all, the world is a beautiful […]

TED: Marily Oppezzo

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TEDxStanford that took place on April 23 in Stanford, CA under the general title of In the moment. If you read my post about spacing out and procrastination (that I wrote a few weeks ago), that dealt with the consequences of being permanently busy and their impact […]


Steve Jobs was right: Jobs was the opening act at the D: All Things Digital conference on June 1 2010 in Southern California when in a 90-minute interview with The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, he proclaimed that the post-PC era had arrived, while acknowledging that PCs have “taken us a long way” and […]

me too

“Me Too” (or “#MeToo“) spread virally in October 2017 as a two-word hashtag used on social media to help demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace. It followed soon after the public revelations of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The phrase, used to help survivors realize they are […]

out of love

The U.S. Census Bureau found that divorce rates for most age groups have been dropping since 1996 and yet around 50 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce: 41 percent in the case of first marriages, 60 percent of second marriages and 73 percent of third marriages, to be precise. These facts are well known, so […]