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The Formula For Wanting

“I often tell my friends that “I want” is a useless phrase to me. If I want something, I pursue it, and the phrasing I’ll use will reflect that. 104 more words


This is what happens to your brain when you stop eating sugar

I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Penn., “Chocolate Capital of the World,” doesn’t help either of us. 1,334 more words

Start each morning with a run!

Good morning!

Continuing with morning routines  brings me to one of the most important rituals for any morning- the workout. Now, I prefer to run because you get time to think and you can do it almost anywhere without much prep time. 100 more words

Letting the Child Lead the Way

You might be familiar with the idea that children learn best when they are following their interests.  But you might not know that by “following the child”, you’re also helping them develop… 315 more words


My Reflections on "Wired for Story" by Lisa Cron

This is a must read for aspiring and novice writers, The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very Sentence “Wired for Story” 147 more words

Is there such a thing as an objectively good game?

The title is pretty self explanatory and it’s a seemingly straightforward premise for this week’s blog. However the point to this musing and the reason why I chose to write about it is that it is exactly the opposite of what you would expect. 821 more words


Let Them Eat Cake

How many times have you heard that sugar makes kids hyperactive, or that caffeine will keep you up all night, or that cigarettes make you jittery? 909 more words