Candy Crush Commuters

The Silver Line bus wasn't as crowded as the T had been but it was still standing room only. Pressed firmly between a door and a lawyer's oversized book bag, reading was out of the question. Alertly, I squeezed my oversize book back into my TIMBUK2 bag and pulled out my smartphone; it was time for a... Continue Reading →

The Happiness Conundrum

With the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence, the pursuit of happiness became an official government mandate, a literal inalienable right. Citizens gained the right to life, to liberty and to the pursuit of their dreams and desires. Whether Thomas Jefferson borrowed this notion from Adam Ferguson's An Essay on the History of... Continue Reading →

New Year’s (un)Resolutions

“Good resolutions are useless attempts to interfere with scientific laws. Their origin is pure vanity. Their result is absolutely nil.” Oscar Wilde Imagine if we lived in a world where there were holidays didn't exist and there was no 365 day yearly cycle. Imagine that humans simply lived normal, routine lives that weren't constantly leading up... Continue Reading →

A tree fell in Albuquerque

Think hard, what side of the age-old argument do you fall on - does a tree that falls in the woods when no one is around make a noise or not? Your answer to this question might seem unimportant but it might just define you. Let's try a different example. If you watched the 'Breaking... Continue Reading →

What is your “hot dog” moment?

The smell of the grill overwhelms you from across the yard. Instantly hungry, you emerge from your hammock cocoon and walk towards this irresistible aroma. Arriving at the momentarily unattended grill, you lift the cover. Quickly you notice that there is no hamburgers or grilled chicken. No, there are only hot dogs. You want to... Continue Reading →


Steve Jobs was a visionary. He observed the world around him and used it as inspiration. Where others saw problems, he saw opportunity. Through his unique lens, Jobs was able to continually innovate, often building off of the core ideas of others and significantly improving upon them. Unless you've lived under a rock your entire... Continue Reading →

Are you a runner?

Do you consider yourself a runner? Before you answer, take a moment to think. Do you enjoy the physical action of running? Do you define yourself as a runner to friends, on your Facebook profile or through subscriptions to Runner's World? Do you frequently sign up for 5Ks, 10Ks, 10-milers, half-marathons or marathons? Back to... Continue Reading →

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