Personal Development

A New Approach to Travel Blogging

Here is my attempt to transition from this haphazard 1990s-era text blog into a few more professional-appearing privately hosted blogs with my their own domain names, which I can monetize as well. This change made me think a bit about my approach towards travel blogging. So far it’s all been about putting a very prosaic […]

The Female Psyche

Not real, but wow, what if it were? There’s a lot of potential here. First, the female side is well-done. Dakota Johnson, culled from the countless hordes of young attractive aspiring actresses, combines the best of a submissive pose, sexually suggestive position, popping colours (black dress, blonde hair, and red lipstick), and the hint of […]

Want to Meet Amazing People? Travel

This started in part because some coworkers and acquaintances were complaining about how impossible it is to find good, compatible, [single] people, especially in one’s mid-late 20s. To this, I say bollocks. These people may be trying hard, but obviously aren’t looking in all the right places. People of a certain mentality gravitate to certain […]

News Roundup – Happiness Edition

Apparently HuffPost ¬†stole my thunder and came out with an entire section of their webpage dedicated to healthy living and happiness. They do have some interesting articles, which I have listed here. The first post that really jumped out at me is about the new generation of doctors. They combine modern expectations about work/life balance […]

Exciting Future Plans

Really excited about the things being I’ve set in motion recently, mostly involving business ideas, blogs, and upcoming trips. Planning to subdivide this blog into 3 commercially hosted blogs, in part to promote my upcoming book and websites. One will focus on how to live life, evidence-based approach to happiness, fun things going on in […]

Fulfilling Careers – Now an Oxymoron? Not with Minimalism!

I recently read this interesting article¬†(original here) from Naked Capitalism, or should I say salvaged from their liberal rants against banksters. The key is that we are wealthier as a species than ever before, but everyone is still so stressed, busy, and unsatisfied with life in general. The reason, the article claims, is that capitalism […]

Being Comfortable in One’s Own Skin

One of the best ways to not fall victim to society’s dictates on how one should live/be/look is to make comparisons to people who are respected titans of the world who have “it all” but are missing that one ingredient. For example, “I’m taller than Vladimir Putin, the manliest man in the world, and that’s […]

The Art of Letting Go, Framing Perspective, and Developing Good Habits

Warning, this will be one of the most insightful yet scattered posts ever. Today was at first a potentially bad day. I realized, after some scrambling, that I could not find my newly bought tablet. Thinking back, I realized that I had left it on the elliptical machine at the gym and had forgotten to […]

Doubling Down on No Regrets

Intern year is in full force, and man has it been sucking up my time. The nice thing is finally earning an income (and saving a huge proportion of it), and having more structured time. There are fewer tests and other fixed drains on one’s time. Though there is less free time after work, the […]

The Pros and Cons of the Cloud

I’ve grown to like the cloud. Maybe that’s a bit strong, but at least I’ve dampened my previous hostility to it. With better infrastructure and apps, the concept of the cloud has grown at least semi-useful in my life, particularly with respect to minimalism and reducing the number of physical possessions. Tools like online storage […]