From Darkness Emerges Your World: How Your Brain Creates Your Reality

From Darkness Emerges Your World: How Your Brain Creates Your Reality

"We're so trapped inside our reality that it is inordinately difficult to realize we're trapped inside anything." - David Eagleman, The Brain: The Story of You What does it mean when we say something is "real"?  Perhaps it means that we can touch it. Maybe it means we can see it. Some would argue it's [...]

Don’t fight your battles; transcend them (Who is Bobby, and why does he hate me?)

All of this year, I have struggled. And perhaps I'd argue that I've struggled my whole life—struggled incessantly to keep my bobby pins in one place. Bobby: the man, the myth, the legend Somehow, despite my best organizational efforts, the pins are everywhere except where I need them to be. I find them on the [...]

The Ferocity of the Finnish: Harness Your Inner Sisu

You've come to that archetypal moment: you are about to achieve your longstanding goal, but you are facing the absolute limits of your capacity. There is a seemingly insurmountable challenge to be faced, and you have no ability to overcome it. You are confronted with two decisions: you can either give up and abandon the [...]