How to Drink Coffee Better (Part One)

The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Senior By some estimates, caffeine is the most widely-used drug in the world, with about 1.6 billion cups of coffee alone served on a daily basis.… Continue reading How to Drink Coffee Better (Part One)

I Want You to Be Happier

With the advent of positive psychology in the 1990s and its focus on the conditions that "make life most worth living" for humans, a wholly new understanding of the fickle concept of happiness emerged. Our experience of happiness, along with other components of one's emotional state, is naturally subject to much fluctuation. Certain events bring… Continue reading I Want You to Be Happier

Rethinking: Sleep Part II (Crunching the Numbers)

Word Count: 1300    |   Time to Read: 8 minutes This is a part of Rethinking, an ongoing series of posts focused on changing perceptions and promoting more advantageous behavior. When I wrote Rethinking: Sleep after the first semester of my freshman year of college, I thought I had the esoteric world of slumber all… Continue reading Rethinking: Sleep Part II (Crunching the Numbers)

Why I’m Deleting My Facebook

Word Count: 1000 |  Time to Read: 5 minutes I take my New Year's Resolutions very seriously. In the past, these resolutions have spurred me to become a vegan, attempt to find my biological father (an interesting story I've save for another post), and spend a year 'living without'. In March of 2014, I temporarily deleted… Continue reading Why I’m Deleting My Facebook