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the feel good diet

Weight. It's the focus of almost every diet. But the diet industry makes money off people consistently failing to make the decisions to lose weight. Why is failure so rampant? For me, it comes down to the difference between short... Continue Reading →

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the difference between okay advice, good advice, and great advice

When I present my very #blessed dilemma (stay at a job I love, or attend a top business school for free), most people are quick to frame their advice in terms what they think I want: "Free tuition?! Are you kidding? Obviously... Continue Reading →

does a woman ever want to look… older?

As a woman and former Olay marketer, I have been groomed to care for my skin in a bid to seal it in time. My skincare routine has included moisturizers, eye creams, weekly masks, vibrating cleansers, exfoliators, skin oils, brightening creams, peels,... Continue Reading →

Reorganizing my phone apps

In the past, I have organized my phone apps by what they do. Photo-editing in one bucket, social apps (facebook, insta, snap, twitter) in another, and all those un-deletable Apple apps in their own pile hidden on the second screen.... Continue Reading →

bored? take advantage

Everyday I pause before walking down the five floors of my apartment building to put in my headphones and start a podcast, lest I walk for 40 seconds without stimulation. It's not just for fun. It's part of this never-ending digital to-do list... Continue Reading →

AI will take our jobs. But not necessarily in the way we think.

Most of the scary articles I read about AI coming for our jobs focus on on the same low skill, repetitive tasks that could easily be automated: driving, data entry, simple assembly line tasks. I do worry about impending job losses for Uber... Continue Reading →

the upside to indecisiveness

I am on the cusp of making a very big life decision. Two options sit in front of me. On the bright side, both of my options are quite good. But I am scared of choosing the wrong one. In 10 years,... Continue Reading →

raising the bar for our ads

A popular activity for ad people is de-constructing great ads. I spend hours on the Cannes winners site every year, analyzing the campaigns that won awards, getting inspired with ideas to up my game next year. But you know what's better than a really good ad? Stranger... Continue Reading →

theorizing on happiness

I am really, really happy this morning. And it's not just because I am currently on vacation, listening to Mac Demarco's album which I recently discovered, while relaxing in a hotel in Los Angeles before I see him in concert later. Although... Continue Reading →

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