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FOMO: it’s a real thing

While we were in Tuscany, the group of us debated sharing photos on Instagram. I sometimes have a knee-jerk response (often emotional) to a type of oversharing that happens at events where I either know several people attending, or I really, really wanted to be there. And I didn’t want to cause that in other (read more…)

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How family game night makes kids better students :: The Atlantic These aren’t regular paintings :: A plus Psychologists find a surprising thing happens to kids who read Harry Potter :: Mic 7 reasons we should stop praising excess :: Becoming Minimalist A diet of distraction :: Unfiltered “Truth is ever to be found in (read more…)

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The Art of Simple Podcast, episode 70: A chat with a literary agent

A chat with my literary agent

Wonder how on earth to find a literary agent? Have questions about the book publishing process? Or are you simply toying with the idea of one day writing a book? In this episode, I talk to my literary agent, Jenni Burke. Jenni is making quite a name for herself in the industry, and she’s a (read more…)

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How to tell someone’s age when all you know is her name :: FiveThirtyEight Study smarter, learn better: 8 tips from memory researchers :: Vox Busy NYC restaurant solves major mystery by reviewing old surveillance :: Craigslist (really) What I Instagrammed vs. what was really happening :: Bustle Many women are going with the gray, (read more…)

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The gray hair, it’s growing on me

I have been coloring my hair for about 16 years. The first five or so were purely for enjoyment, to experiment and play and give my first-born, youth-group-leader-self a space to be a bit rebellious. My favorite was fire-engine red, age 20. But when I saw the first signs of gray around 23, I obediently (read more…)

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